27 February 2004

But we're "compassionate", remember?

Doesn't really surprise me that the US will not support a ban on land mines.  Bothers me, of course, but doesn't surprise me.  And like the Kyoto global warming treaty, I'm getting tired of the "if everyone doesn't have to do it, then we don't have to either" excuse. 

It is truly ironic that we can be leaders when it comes to avenging botched assassination attempts on fathers-who-just-happen-to-be-ex-presidents, but when we really need to set an example, we just turn away.

I'm really getting sick of being so cynical. 

1 comment:

donah42 said...

You & me both. But it beats giving up.