Skip to comments.SORRY, MR.. BERG. BUT YOU'RE OUT OF LINE
Posted on 05/14/2004 12:07:59 PM PDT by NotchJohnson
There is just no imaginable way to understand the grief of Michael Berg. His 26-year-old son was brutally murdered -- his head sawed off -- by Islamic monsters, and the whole thing was videotaped and not appears on the internet for all the world to see. Michael Berg is and was against the war in Iraq, and, by all accounts, has never been a fan of George Bush. Nick Berg, on the other hand, was a supporter of George Bush and the war effort.
From the very time Nick Berg's body was found on a roadside in Iraq, Michael Berg has been making statements blaming the Bush administration for his son's fate. Now Michael Berg is telling the world that his son "died for the sins of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld."
Sins? Does Michael Berg mean the sin of liberating over 10 million Iraqis from the brutality of Saddam Hussein? Saddam had rape rooms. In these rooms people weren't stripped naked and arranged in piles. They were raped, they were electrocuted, and they were murdered .. and no small number of them suffered deaths unlike that suffered by Nick Berg. Or maybe Michael Berg is talking about the sin of making sure that Saddam would never again use biological or chemical weapons against his own people, Iranians or anyone else, and that he would never succeed in his long-term goal of developing nuclear weapons. Perhaps Berg is referring to the sin of making sure that Saddam is never again capable of launching missiles into civilian areas Tel Aviv.
Quite a sinful guy, this George Bush. He stepped in where much of the rest of the world would not. He stepped in where the much-vaunted United Nations would not. He removed one of history's bloodiest dictators from power, and quite possibly saved the lives of untold thousands of people -- maybe tens of thousands of Americans or Israelis -- who were destined to become the victims of a terrorist attack with weapons too horrible to imagine; weapons supplied by Saddam Hussein.
After a decade of inaction by the United Nations ... which actually par for the course for the United Nations ... and in the face of the reluctance of our European "allies" to do anything (after all, they were getting big bucks from Saddam), George Bush acted. After 9/11 he was determined that no rogue nation, no nation that cooperated with terrorists, was going to be permitted to produce chemical, biological or nuclear weapons that could make their way into the hands of Islamic Jihadists. A bold policy? You bet. And thank God we had a president who was strong enough to take that stand.
Look ... there were only two ways to go here. Ignore Saddam, and let him continue with whatever his plans were. Maybe he would behave. But, again, maybe not. We would be taking that chance. We would be betting the lives of tens of thousands of Americans on the idea that Saddam wasn't going to proceed with his weapons plans, and wasn't going to continue his flirtation and cooperation with terrorists. Or .. the second choice .. we could remove the potential threat by removing Saddam from power. The world community gave him every opportunity to cooperate -- to play nice. He refused. Now he's gone. It took guts. Bush had guts.
As for Michael Berg. The last time I checked, Mr. Berg, the evidence was that your son traveled to Iraq on his one ... looking for work. He wasn't drafted. He wasn't conscripted. He wasn't forced. He made the decision, and unfortunately paid with his life. There are Islamic terrorists throughout the world, Mr. Berg. Your son could have gone to the Philippines instead of Iraq. Islamic terrorists have decapitated Americans there, too. Would you have also blamed that on Bush and Rumsfeld?
Wouldn't it be a travesty if Michael Berg were using the death of his son as an excuse to assign blame to a president he hasn't liked from the beginning? For now, we'll just chalk it up to grief. A few more words out of Michael Berg and we're going to start thinking otherwise.
He can say what he wants but it just makes him look like an idiot and his lies trivialize the death of his son.
And so can everybody else.
freedom of speech goes both ways. He can say what he wants and everyone else can respond how they want. Funny how that tends to be so complicated for so many
trivialize politicize the death of his son.
Mr. Berg is an idiot and a fool. His son was too. Berg should be lashing out at the real enemy - the islamic terrorists.
Oh, wait! What about those hooded islamic practitioners last seen with the son? Could they have been the cause?
Personally I'm starting to wonder if the senior Berg didn't have a round about part in his sons death.
The first time I heard over the radio while driving about the beheading death was caused by the "sins" of Bush and Cheney or Rumsfield, I hadn't caught that is was made by Berg's father. So naturally I assumed it was stated by the terrorists.
In other words Berg's father came across just as if he was broadcasting on behalf of the terrorists.
When later I realized it was Berg's father that had said it, it blew me away.
Then Rummy flew into Baghdad and stated to roaring applause that he "had stopped reading the newspapers". Instead he had been reading about the 'Civil War' and all the hororible things said by persons on both sides against each other not within and without.
I would say to Berg's father that he is furthering the cause of another Civil War here in America.
Michael Berg is and was a member of ANSWER. Too bad this guy wasn't in Baghdad instead of his son.
First Paul Wellstone's funeral is turned into a partisan rally so grotesque that even their governor walked out in disgust. Now Michael Berg uses the body of his son to take a jab at the present administration. Do these people really care for the lives of their relatives, or do they just see them as political pawns to be used one last time to forward their own personal agenda before casting them aside?
As with the Corries, he's a suicide in progress.
You hit the nail on the head. Thank you.
If Nick Berg was killed in Israel by a suicide bomber, Nick's father would blame the Bush Administration as well because our support for Israel had 'incited the hatred that led to his death'.
It is a shame when telling the truth can be so inflamatory.
The first assignment for guilt for Dan Berg is the islamofascists.
The 2nd assignment for guilt is Dan Berg himself. A Jew with a travel stamp from Israel traveling is a grossly unstable Moslem country loaded with islamofascist was playing Russian Roulette with a full gun.
The first bullet was Jew in Arab country.
The second bullet was being in an Arab country with a passport stamp from Israel.
The third bullet was traveling in war torn area with very active islamofascists.
The fourth bullett was traveling unescorted with out benefit of driver or translator.
The fifth bullet was the lack of good judgement in general for not considering the first 4 points.
It was bound to happen sooner or later.
In spite of all of this, I am deeply saddened by the means and method of his death. I am sorry for his family's loss.
His father's delusional thinking does nothing to lessen the pain.
Any Jewish person that is involved in ANSWER is delusional and in need of psychiatric care.
The death of MR. Berg is illustrative of the end goal of the Islamofascists. They would take the sword to every Jew on principal, to every Christian, to every secularist, to every man, woman and child that they found it expedient to murder, and to every non Whabist muslim .
Ping. Another excellent article.
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