January 8, 2011

Shame on you, Sarah Palin and Barach Obama

To Sarah Palin: Your call for the assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was answered today. Your protégé, alleged terrorist Jared Lee Loughner, seems to have taken heed of your instructions. Several people died, many more were seriously injured. I am guessing that the 9-year-old child who was murdered had no impact on passing the health care bill you so vehemently opposed, but why would you care. Hunting and killing innocent animals has been your life. What kind of notch goes on your weapon for her?

To President Obama: I saw you on TV tonight commenting on the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Giffords. I have never seen you come on tv when innocent people are killed by our drones. You need to revisit your policy of assassinating suspected terrorists, freedom fighters, mistaken identity civilians, their families and friends in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Almost daily if not weekly we hear about these people being killed in their homes, vehicles, etc by our drones. These assassinations have increased tremendously under your direction as our military's Commander in Chief.

Aside from the ‘collateral damage’ - the people you murder while targeting others - what right do you have killing whomever you want, when and where you want. Your policy sets up a climate in our country that says our government approves of assassinating those we don’t agree with even though they never were tried, let alone found guilty.

The atmosphere of violence that permeates our society is additionally stoked by leaders like those calling for the killing of Wikileaks’ Assange and the abusive treatment of Bradley Manning for exposing US war crimes, etc. Exposing war crimes is not a crime, nor should it be.

We need to curtail our threats of violence and our actual violent policies - locally, nationally and internationally. We need to provide our children (and adults) with examples of a more just and peaceful resolution to our differences. We need to stop mistreating and slaughtering people.

Palin told her supporters to "reload" and "aim" for Democrats.

Palin put up a map with targets on it and the names of Democrats who voted for healthcare reform.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's Republican Tea Party opponent, Jesse Kelly, had an event encouraging voters to shoot an assault rifle with him as part of the campaign to remove her from office.

Palin pulled her map down after the shooting today.

-thanks to TPM for the graphics

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