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Earth's Cartoon-Gate continues...

The US Government, underwriter of such works of art as Piss Christ, decided to try to score some points with the raging 'protestors' by scolding the European press about offending people:

The U.S. government on Friday spoke out against caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed that were published in Europen newspapers.

State Department spokesman Kurtis Cooper says, "These cartoons are indeed offensive to the belief of Muslims. We all fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression, but it must be coupled with press responsibility. Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable."

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The State Deptartment is

The State Deptartment is right: Offending Muslims is unnacceptable. That's why the U.S. military usually tries to stick to killing them instead.

Here's 10 Danish Kroner for

Here's 10 Danish Kroner for you, US State Department.

Buy a pair.

The Bush Administration

The Bush Administration fails to stand up for constitutionally protected freedoms? I'M SHOCKED!! SHOCKED!!

1. This just seems like

1. This just seems like "This Week's Reason We Hate the Rest of the World", from the public face of Islam. The peace-loving, intellectual side of Islam once again remains in the shadows, no doubt fearing its own leaders.

2. Once again, one has to wonder whether we would see this escalating protest in absence of escalating news coverage.

learned a new word on al

learned a new word on al jazeera today: "Islamophobia"

Our government proves their

Our government proves their own hypocrisy, which was only to be expected. The Vatican proves they aren't hypocrites, by standing up for censorship to protect all religions, even ones they hate. France proves they know how to surrender. American mainstream media proves they never intended to fight, thus no need to surrender. This, apparently, is in keeping with only fighting battles they can't lose, such as offending people in their own country who hold views they deem unpopular. Muslims prove the point of the cartoons. Islamic governments latch onto the unrest and use media coverage to whip up a frenzy focused on another country to avoid the harsh looks their citizens have been taking at them.

It's a win-win for everyone!!!

The employee housecleaning

The employee housecleaning :behead:at State to weed out hired hep issuing such an inane proclamation is going slower than desired, I see.

We are not living in the Carter Administration.