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Friday, March 09, 2007

Scrappleface: GOP Iraq Pull-out Amendment to End War on AIDS

Scott Ott of Scrappleface.com is a satirical genious. Nearly every post is hilarious, so it is difficult to refrain pointing to all of them. Today's satire is about how badly the war on AIDS is going that perhaps it is time to pullout. Read here about how:

- Kofi Annan declared war on AIDS in 2001
- We are spending billions on this war
- Millions are dying in this "hopeless quagmire"
- A plan to "redeploy" medical researchers to serve elsewhere
- The plan to withdraw funding from the War on AIDS

He finishes with:
“If Iraq’s political problems that spawn terror attacks can’t be solved with soldiers, guns and money,” the GOP lawmaker said, “neither can Africa’s moral problems that spread HIV be overcome with researchers, medicine and money.”
I have added Scrappleface.com to my list of links in the place of EU Rota which sadly appears to be on permanent haiatus. It is a worthy blog that will provide a constant stream of thought-provoking satire.

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3 Comments:

  • At 12:44 AM, Blogger Jacob said…

    Bad analogy.

    You can't compare a disease with the war on terror, let alone HIV.

    Also: that guy you quoted needs to go to school. "Moral problems" cause disease now, do they? We're beyond the sixteenth century here, AICS, it's not generally accepted that disease is a punishment for sins. I would think that poverty, famine and drought has more to do with AIDS in Africa than anything to do with perceived deficiencies in 'morality.'

     
  • At 7:34 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Jacob,

    I don't think you will see it, but the analogy is good. Basically, many people want to pull out of the war because they see how much we are putting into it and after all this time it is not won.

    Why give up on one thing and not the other?

     
  • At 11:01 PM, Blogger Return to Westernesse said…

    Jacob,

    I can't seem to find the scientific studies showing that "poverty, famine and drought" cause aids. I have, however seen studies that show that unprotected sex with multiple partners (i.e. "moral problems") have a lot to do with the spread of aids.

     

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