Several years ago, I saw a picture of some Spanish female protestors wearing almost no clothes except for (presumably) fake suicide belts and carrying signs that said "No War!" And I was reminded of Leonard Cohen's lines:
I know that you have suffered, lad
But suffer this awhile:
Whatever makes a soldier sad
Will make a killer smile
I don't know precisely what Cohen had in mind when he wrote these lines, which are not recent. But there are a large number of people who object to the rational and measured use of force by legitimate states ("soldiers") while approving or at least justifying the use of violence by terrorists ("killers").

Posted by david foster at June 29, 2007 09:29 AM

I swear everytime I see the picture of Rosi's kid, I keep thinking its a live version of one of the puppets from the TEAM AMERICA movie!

Posted by TIM C at June 29, 2007 10:16 AM

This is from a woman who is supposedly anti-gun. I recall a few years ago she went off on her show on Tom Selleck about guns and the NRA which he was, I believe, an honoree Pres. at the time.


Tim C.,

Yes, yes! LOL

Posted by tim at June 29, 2007 12:40 PM

Her bodyguards carry guns too...
I'm anti-gun, except when it comes to protecting ME!!!!

Posted by Sarah at June 29, 2007 01:58 PM

If I were her kid, I'd be a little worried... "mommy wants me to blow myself up to show the world we're anti-war"... Heh.

Posted by Teresa at June 29, 2007 07:10 PM

Isn't that an ACU digital pattern she's wearing?

Not a big deal to me. My mom is anti-war but she didn't stop me from playing war with toy guns, sticks brandished as bows, clubs and swords, toy soldiers, drawing battles, etc..

Posted by Eric Chen at July 1, 2007 01:25 AM