There has been much ado on various conservative media outlets today about Nancy Pelosi’s recounting of a conversation alleged to have taken place between Madam Pelosi and her grandson recently on the subject of Syria. (please take a look at the minute-and-a-half clip here if you haven’t already seen it; it’ll make my comments more understandable) So far a lot of the commentary has had to do with the dubious claim that a 5 year old has such a sophisticated grasp of this kind of issue, but I’m perfectly willing to grant that Madam Pelosi has a descendant who might be a little precocious and above average intelligence. Sometimes these things skip a couple of generations, after all. (oh my, how uncharitable of me)
So rather than jump on that bandwagon, I want to key in on what one of the most pro-abortion members of the upper echelons of our government said to justify the United States taking military action in Syria:
“…you know, they have killed hundreds of children, they’ve killed hundreds of children there.”
But Madam Pelosi, surely it’s that country’s right to kill its children? I mean, we make the argument about abortion all the time that it’s the woman’s choice what to do with her babies – we can’t criticize what she does with her own body, amiright? And this is Syria’s territory we’re talking about here, after all, so surely the abortion advocate’s “mind your own business and keep your rules off my stuff” applies?
But as Madam Pelosi goes on to say, in response to the kid’s questioning whether these are American children:
“No, but they’re children wherever they are.”
Is that so? Wherever? Wherever… but in the womb?
So let me get this straight. The argument is that children are valuable and should be taken care of and allowed to live, and that this applies to children across the board, wherever they may be found, and that killing several hundred of them is a crime justifiable of being punished by military action from another country, half the world away?
So then, Madam Pelosi, how is it that you continue to advocate for the wholesale slaughter of the children of the United States – the ones your grandchild was asking about? The ones who are (according to your standards) still children, regardless of where they are (in the womb or outside)? The number of those having been killed reaching well into the millions? And doesn’t it follow, based on your own reasoning, that we would be justified in expecting some kind of well-deserved wrathful vengeance for this act to descend upon us at any time?
Of course not. After all, children are children wherever they are; unless of course you’re in the womb, in which case we must kill you in a manner even more horrific than chemical weapons.
…for we are the nation of schizophrenics.