Sunday :: Dec 18, 2005

Can The Third World Be More Adult Than The First?

by pessimist

Malaysia’s Defence Minister Najib Razak has an interesting idea:

“If people in the free world have the time to vote for their national idols according to their quality of singing, if they can decide whether to impose the death penalty on their citizen criminals, why can they not be given the moral choice whether to inflict certain death on innocent people abroad?” he was quoted as saying by the official Bernama news agency.
“Perhaps it is high time to allow intelligent voters in democratic countries to exercise their veto each time their government decides to go to war outside their own borders,” Najib told an international peace forum here.

Sure would save us a whole lot of trouble in the future!

What say you?

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