Friday, May 14, 2004

Michael Berg

Members of the Committee of Public Safety, fellow citizens,

I come before you today to offer my first denunciation. This is a denunciation that I initially struggled with, but I believe wholeheartedly that it is warranted.

The past few days, our republic has mourned the death of Nick Berg, a fellow citizen murdered by the very forces of barbarism that our nation vowed to exterminate. The Central Intelligence Agency believes that citizen Berg was mercilessly beheaded by a top lieutenant to Osama Bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. (Source here).

We are all saddened at the shedding of innocent blood, particularly the blood of our fellow countrymen, and our hearts go out to those who knew Mr. Berg.

But fellow citizens, I am sickened by the political grandstanding of Mr. Berg's father, Michael Berg. In an interview, Michael Berg offered up this piece of drivel: "My son died for the sins of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. This administration did this."

Now, it is one thing to express anger and frustration after such a painful loss. It is quite another to use your loss, and the memory of your fallen son, to malign the administration unfairly. Then, in a total non-sequitur, Michael Berg went on to criticize the passage of the Patriot Act, saying: "It's not the same America I grew up in." (Source here)

Further, Micheal Berg refused to blame the thugs actually responsible for death of his son. Instead, he offers to the press a half-baked rhetorical concoction about how his son would have seen only the good in his murderers. These hooded killers would do the same to any American they could capture, a fact that Michael Berg willfully ignores in the aftermath of 9/11 and other worldwide terror attacks.

Upon further research, I found that Michael Berg has an axe to grind with the sitting administration. He appears to have ties to the ANSWER organization, an anti-war cabal, and participated in the anti-war and anti-administration demonstrations in New York City earlier this year. (Source here)

Members of the Committee of Public Safety, fellow citizens, here we have a man taking a no doubt heart wrenching personal tragedy, and using it to undermine the American government and its war effort, while excusing the actions of those truly responsible. Michael Berg has a history of anti-war agitation and this is one more example of it, an example far more disgusting than anyone would ever imagine. This is political opportunism and treachery at its worst.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is targeted as an enemy.
Michael Berg is denounced as a traitor.

I am,
Robespierre the Incorruptible

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