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Wednesday, January 14, 2009


What about those rockets being fired at San Diego from Tijuana?

Ehud Barak started it (sort of) when he said "Think about what would happen if for seven years rockets had been fired at San Diego, California from Tijuana, Mexico." American politicians and pundits have extended the supposed analogy, and mentioned Canada as well. If you think about it for one second, the analogy is absurd; the U.S. has not been occupying and blockading Mexico or Canada for decades. An op-ed by Randall Kuhn in, of all places, the Washington Times, explains at length the absurdity of the initial analogy, and replaces it with an analogy that actually holds water, starting with the hypothetical expulsion of most of the Hispanic, African American, Asian American, and Native American population of San Diego and forcible relocation to Tijuana, and proceeding from there.

Kuhn's only omission is any mention of the other Bara[c]k, Obama, who was widely quoted as saying that "if rockets were being fired at his home while his two daughters were sleeping, he would do everything he could to prevent it," again as if those rockets were being fired out of the blue (no pun intended), with no context whatsoever.

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