President Obama said, “We still believe that enduring security and lasting peace does not require perpetual war.”
Unless you count drone warfare, of course.
It reminded me of these lines from Desaparecidos’ song The Happiest Place on Earth:
I got a letter from the Army so I think that I’ll enlist. I’m not brave or proud of nothing, I just want to kill something. Too bad that nowadays you just point and click, swing low satellite, hot white chariot. In the computer’s blue glare the bombs burst in the air; there was a city once now nothing’s there; our freedom comes at their expense.
Don’t worry, drones. The folks who are up-in-arms about protecting guns from the government’s damn, dirty grasp are still silent about you.
UPDATE [4:27p]: Ha! The Onion just published this piece: Obama Begins Inauguration Festivities With Ceremonial Drone Flyover
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