Sunday, November 06, 2005

Dalai Lama

Wow, this news story sure flashed by quick, didn't it?

I wonder why.

So, now the deafeatist anti-war types not only have to answer to Orwell, who declared that pacifism in the face of tyranny is objectively pro-fascist; and to Hitchens, who outlined how Hussein did everything possibly required to void Iraq's soverignty and has declared this mission "a war to be proud of"; but now they also have to deal with the Dalai Lama!

Who'da thunk it?

Recognizing that some wars can be just, and that even Vietnam was morally defensible, the Lama refused to classify the Iraq war as unjust, saying time would tell at an appearance at Stanford University.

The allied victory in World War II "saved Western civilization," and conflicts fought in Korea and Vietnam were honorable from a moral standpoint, the 14th Dalai Lama said in answer to questions.

But he ruled out armed struggle for Tibet's grievances with the Chinese government.


Asked about the US-led invasion of Iraq, he said it would take a few years before it becomes clear whether the US military action was the right course of action.
One can only take the Lama's remarks as suggesting that America should stay the course, to make sure the promise of a free Iraq is realized.

The fact that he held out the possibility that it would be seen as the right course of action is very telling, rather than dismissing it as obviously an illegal failure and a quagmire, and is surely not at all what the likes of budding Buddhists like Richard Gere had wished to hear.



Blogger Sonic said...


"If handled improperly, the situation in Iraq could go from "today, one (Osama) bin Laden, next few years 10 bin Ladens, then 100 bin Ladens," the Dalai Lama said."

8:42 PM, November 06, 2005  
Blogger RDS said...

Yes, you are quite desperate.

Do you understand the word "If"?

You'd like 100 bin Ladens, wouldn't you, Lenin-lover?

You've lost.

8:57 PM, November 06, 2005  
Blogger Sonic said...

Great stuff mate, I might link to this excuse for a blog for the comedy value!

"Lenin lover"

comedy gold

10:33 PM, November 06, 2005  
Blogger RDS said...

Go for it! It wouldn't be half as funny without your comments, thanks!

11:25 PM, November 06, 2005  

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