May 8, 2007

We have hit a new level of stupid 

In WWII, Americans fought and died to free the island of Guam from the grasp of the Japanese Imperial Army. Apparently, however, certain elected representatives - AMERICAN elected representatives - think that we should now pay Guam reparations for being taken by Japan. My head hurts…

(a) Payments for Death, Personal Injury, Forced Labor, Forced March, and Internment- Subject to section 6(a), after receipt of certification pursuant to section 4(b)(8) and in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall make payments as follows:
And it goes on from there. Did you see that list? Death, Personal Injury, Forced Labor, Forced March, Internment? How does the US owe these folks cash for this? If anyone, shouldn't it be Japan pulling out their checkbook?

This is being billed as a payment of "thanks" for undergoing all those things at the hands of the Japanese. What it appears to actually be is a classic case of liberal guilt. Fully 80 percent - 51 of 64 - of the sponsors of the bill are Democrats. The good people of Guam are United States citizens and underwent terrible things at the hands of the Japanese. But since when do I owe somebody money after I save them from getting their ass kicked? While we're at it, why don't we pay the French for having to save them from getting utterly demolished by Germany? $126,000,000 for Guam sixty years after the fact, but no cash without a withdrawal date preplanned defeat timetable for troops in Iraq. I wish I could say I was shocked.

Sorry, but America already paid in blood. The cash can stay in our pockets.

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hat tip to Michelle Malkin

UPDATE (Bumped to top): They effing passed it... by two thirds. We as a nation are doomed to fail from stupidity. It's all very clear to me now.


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