Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Bush War Doctrine is everywhere.

posted by The Vidiot @ 3:05 PM Permalink

I was reading some of my favorite local blogs, (I'm addicted to them actually) and I came across this entry on an NYPD program called Operation Lucky Bag.
Initially, the program involved cops leaving bags of merchandise, wallets, or purses on subway benches. When someone picked them up and didn't immediately turn them over to the police or subway personnel, he or she was arrested.
Even though in NY you have ten days to return found objects, they arrest you anyway because they assume you're not going to return the item. I mean, it's not like anybody has a life or a job interview or an important doctor's appointment or booty call or anything like that and can't take the extra time (depending on the station) to track down an elusive station manager or donut munching cop.

Anyway, it got me thinking. I mean, basically, it's almost the same logic that Herr Bush is using on Iran. Because of the recent NIE saying Iran stopped making the bomb years ago, and in an effort to save face, Bush is now saying that because Iran knows HOW to make a bomb, THAT makes them dangerous. It's really not all that different from the NYPD's assumption that just by picking up the wallet, you're obviously going to take the wallet.

Presumed criminality, guilty until proven innocent, however you want to put it, it's a twisted and perverse extrapolation of the Bush war doctrine.

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At 6:58 PM, Blogger The Sailor said...

He's just following the bush doctrine of scattering 'bait' that US snipers used to kill Iraqi civilians, as we've previously reported on the reporting on.


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