Except that's not really how I feel. Instead, I get really, really tired. Like all the energy has been drained from my body.
Let's call it: Outrage fatigue.
Here's the list:
The 35 countries which have signed or ratified the Protocol but have refused to sign Article 98 agreements include key South American countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela; Belize and Costa Rica in Central America; Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia in Europe; Benin, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Niger, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia in Africa; Fiji and Samoa in the South Pacific; and the island countries of the English-speaking Caribbean.
Oh, and weren't a bunch on that list helping us with the War on Terror? And a bunch were "New Europe." And it also cuts off other support as well. Like hurricane relief. I guess the American government won't be helping Belize or the Caribbean island nations if they get smacked with a Cat. 5 hurricane this hurricane season. Bummer. Shoulda' signed.
Bummer for "New Europe."
Bummer for nations that have suffered under Al-Quaeda terrorism, like Tanzania. Yea...sorry. Bummer.
Come the fuck on. We're a better fucking country than this. Christ Jesus.
Body and Soul covered this much better than I did.