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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Elvis Costello takes over terrorism policy?

I guess that would actually be Nick Lowe, who wrote the song "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding?" Elvis just got a hit out of it. Unfortunately, it would appear that high-ranking administration officials believe this should be our ant-terrorism policy. I certainly don't think that Attorney General Loretta Lynch is alone in this policy:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that love and compassion are the best responses to terrorism during remarks to the media in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday.
Lynch said the Department of Justice stood in solidarity with the LGBT community “in the light” following a Muslim terrorist’s massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub last week.
“We stand with you to say that the good in this world far outweighs the evil, that our common humanity transcends our differences, and that our most effective response to terror and to hatred is compassion, it’s unity, and it’s love,” Lynch said
Just so we're clear -- great song, not a great way to deal with people who want you dead. Just sayin'.


As a bonus, because I care, here is the original version by Nick Lowe's old band, proto-punkers/pub rockers Brinsely Schwarz:


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