The Little Czech Primer is in wartime colors.
I’m really angry about this war. I know that war doesn’t have anything to do with learning Czech. I know people don’t come here to hear what I think about politics. But I’m really angry, and I had to do something.
America has taken a very dark, dangerous path since George W. Bush’s installation as president, and this war is the lowest point yet. The United States has attacked another country, invaded it, just because they weren’t doing what we wanted them to. I know Saddam Hussein is an evil man. I know his is a repressive regime. And I know that left to his own devices, he would re-arm and become a threat to his neighbors. But I don’t think this is justification for invasion. I think the United States does not have the right to unilaterally wage war on other countries without direct provocation, particularly in the face of near unanimous world opposition. I don’t believe George W. Bush ever made a serious effort at diplomacy. I think he wanted this war, and he did everything he could to get it.
I know that the Czech Republic is part of the ‘coalition of the willing,’ along with several other Eastern European countries. I regret their decision to take part in this attack, but I don’t blame them for the decision they’ve made. Regardless of the convictions of their people and their leaders, it’s hard to stand up to the United States, particularly when you’re trying to stand alone as a nation for the first time in 50 years.
I hope that some good will arise out of the evil that is this attack. I hope efforts will be made to prevent such a disaster in the future. I hope that America will soon return to the path that once made it worth loving.
And I hope you all will forgive me for this rant, and be patient with me until the Little Czech Primer can return to its normal self.