Sunday, March 05, 2006

Stab In The Back

As Drum notes. Does Glenn Reynolds have any idea what he's saying:
The press had better hope we win this war, because if we don't, a lot of people will blame the media.
That's right, the US-lib-ruhl media, dastardly dogs, built a time machine and provoked the succession controversy in early Islam because they suffer from Bush Derangement Syndrome. Why do they hate America?


At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Ashish George said...

"The middle part of the country - the great red zone that voted for Bush - is clearly ready for war. The decadent Left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead - and may well mount what amounts to a fifth column."-- Andrew Sullivan, 9-16-2001

I don't know, Dan. Seriously, why do they hate America?

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Finnegan said...

Well, he's been eating shit for that remark for five years, as he should. What else is there to say? He gets no credit at all for taking a leading role in exposing the administration's crimes against humanity? Opposition to overthrowing the Taliban is back-justified by of one idiotic remark Andrew Sullivan made about it? No wonder the left only takes a timeout from self-annihilating internecine warfare when the combatants need a bathroom break.

At 3:49 AM, Anonymous Ashish George said...

Hey, over at Time Sullivan says he's kinda sorry, except if you read the whole thing it's quite clear he's not sorry about his most important mistakes. Although he does write--and I can't disagree--"The shock of 9/11 provoked an overestimation of the risks we faced."

So does that mean we can stop talking as though all of Western Civilization is hanging by a thread that is poised to be cut by a few thousand ill-equipped barbarians who don't even have geographical proximity on their side? Maybe if more people had been reading the recently deceased Harry Browne on 9-12 we wouldn't have gotten swept up in the Jacobin fever Sullian did his damndest to spread.

"No wonder the left only takes a timeout from self-annihilating internecine warfare when the combatants need a bathroom break."

Well, I would be happy to go without breaks altogether, but given how often the "decent Left" will rather indecently soil itself anyway, I think it best to limit the amount of feces that we'd be wrestling in.


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