This passage made me laugh:
Actually, according to my own patriotically correctly named and so indisputable reference book, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, a "throe" is "a severe pang or spasm of pain, as in childbirth," and the "throes" of a country in, say, revolution or economic collapse would also be brief spasms. Of course, just the other day, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, looking into his murky crystal ball, claimed that this "spasm" could last up to another 12 years. I suppose from now on we should all speak of that period from birth to death as the "throes of life." As it happens, the American people seem uncomfortable with our Vice President's latest definitional forays. (For more on defining "throes," I turn you over to the indefatigable Juan Cole.)One other thing I consider moral relativism - we are 'fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here'. As if the innocent Iraqi civilians killed in the violence simply don't matter as much as Americans. Odd, coming from a claimed Born Again Christian, don't you think? Certainly someone who thinks an embryo has the same value as, oh, I do, would certianly see that the innocent Iraqis over there matter just as much as I do over here.
As usual, had anyone listened, we were telling you when you still had a chance to do something about it.