Sunday, October 30, 2005

Seymour Hersh . . . Comedian?

Seymour Hersh on Book TV (I'm paraphrasing): he likes to "joke" that Bill Clinton was the first president since WWII to bomb white people.

He said this in favor of President Clinton. He and Scott Ritter were having a discussion on Iraq at the New York Society for Ethical Culture sponsored by The Nation Magazine.

Being white, am I offended? No, but it sounded like a stupid racist thing to say. I'm sure Mr. Hersh was trying to make the point that the U.S. is a racist society by making a stupid racist joke, but what do I know? According to Mr. Ritter, Mr. Hersh, and the audience I'm stupid anyway because I'm an American and because I allowed Bush to be president. Actually, I did more than "allow" G. W. Bush to be president.

But getting back to Mr. Hersh, should the U. S. bomb more white people? Would he like us to bomb France? Canada? Red States (but only white neighborhoods)? I'm sure he will let us know in another "joke".

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