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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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February 14, 2016
HILLA THE HUN
News Item: This week Julian Assange asserted, in an article, that having read Hillary
Clinton's emails through Wikileaks, he was convinced she loved to kill. Of course
husband Bill's nickname for her was 'Hilla the Hun'.
Whoa! You sure squashed that fly Mom ...
Those flies are bad. Mosquitoes are bad. Everything bad needs to be wiped out.
It's a satisfying feeling ... a good splat. Like when we had live video of the Osama bin
High levels of government have become tough. Weren't you even a bit squeamish?
Can't afford to be Babe. Bad guys must go.
Then there's Iraq and Afghanistan, and Libya and Syria ...
Yes all bad guys, although we were given the first two.
Then there's all the ordinary people ... died, or lost homes, became refugees. It's
been tough for the little people. And all the thousands of children, toddlers drowning,
teenagers exploited by unscrupulous traffickers ...
You mean collateral damage. Can't be helped when we're making this country safe
for you and others. Now we have ISIS. The fight must go on.
Weren't Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi secular and also fighting the ISIS types? They
were at least open to discussion, not immersed in unquestioned religious dogma.
Yeah, but ...
Seems hardly worth all those people dying if what we have now is more dangerous
than the people before --
You keep talking about civilians dying. People have to die to make the world a better
place. Can't make an omelette without breaking eggs ...
(Whispers under her breath) Some omelette!