Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Distraction/issue


This is a distraction. Michelle Malkin, a Fox commentator, has caused Dunkin' Donuts to pull this add because it might be misunderstood as sympathetic to Islamic jihadists. Male jihadists may wear a black and white scarf to show their sympathies. Feh! She's a woman, therefor it does not have that meaning even for those whom a black and white scarf has meaning. It's a fashion accessory. And (IMO) it looks good. Shame on Dunkin' Donutz for folding on this. It's a distraction. Here is this issue:

Educating John McCain about Iraq. From an Iraqi-American.

I feel it is my duty as an Iraqi-American to educate Senator McCain, who has demonstrated time and time again not only his fundamental ignorance about Iraq (ie., not knowing the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite), but his willingness to distort the realities there to suit his own political ambitions.
I recount this story not because it is extraordinary, but because it is the mundane in Iraq. When I tell other Iraqis this story, they congratulate me. My uncle was kidnapped and tortured, but he survived. For most Iraqis, these stories end in death.

When you see the distraction, steer the discussion to the issue.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

I point out again that you are smarter than 95% of the population. It is obvious that members from the other 95% are making the ad decisions at Dunkin Donuts.

Ab_Normal said...

On a vaguely related issue: here's a link to a story about a WWII veteran slapping down right wing nuts trying to impugn Obama's great-uncle's war time experience:

http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/9609.html

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