Friday, November 18, 2005
So it is with enormous discomfort that I learned this morning that that parody of a rebel, the hated Abu Masab al-Zarqawi, apparently agrees with me. It's enough to give regicide a bad name.
Agreed, monarchy is a bad form of government, but I still have to think there is a more appropriate means of dispensing with a king than chopping his head off.
On another note, I'm sure the Jordanians must be comforted to know al-Zarqawi loves them so. Doesn't it just make you all tingly inside?
The usual way of dispensing with monarchs, has tended to be bloody, usually in the form of a civil war.
So however ridiculous monarchs may be, people probably prop them up just to avoid the civil war that would probably follow the overthrow of one.