Last night, we were walking through Stephensplatz - a touristy sort of area, and met some members of the Queen's Regiment in full regalia sitting in a pub. The first question they asked us was, "are you Americans?" and not without a little bit of disdain. "No, we're Canadians." Smiles lit up their faces, they apologized, and warmly offered to take some pictures with us.
Upon returning to the hotel, I began watching BBC Worldnews. The lead story was about animal rights terrorists. Apparently, a company (can't remember which one, and it doesn't really matter), was denied their listing on the NYSE at the last minute, because of threats from animal rights terrorists. Animal rights terrorists?? I'm sure there are individuals that may feel intimidated and scared by animal rights activists, but I'm not sure that you can conscientiously lump PETA in with suicide bombers. It's a bit of a stretch. It does however fit in with Bush's agenda on terrorism. Keep the American people scared. Keep them worried that terrorism is always on the front door. People who are scared don't ask questions - they just want to be safe. In fact, the newest enemy of the American people is animal rights terrorists! Run! Hide your children! But careful, because they might be disguised as suicide bombers.
Is George Bush really trying to convince the American public that the economy is tanking because of animal rights terrorists? The Bush Administration has spent close to $204,000,000,000 on the Iraq War, and the costs continue to mount every minute. This does not even begin to include human costs and psychological costs, which are perhaps the most damaging of all.
But hey, maybe I was dreaming. I'm so tired, that MUST be what happened.