Friday, December 09, 2005

Power Line: The panic over Iraq

Power Line: The panic over Iraq

This is amazing!

(If you can't tell, I've decided to embark on a venture into the nether regions of the internet.)

Let me briefly summarize this post, I don't expect many people to endure actually reading it. The post excerpts from and comments on an essay by Norman Podhoretz. The claims he makes are (slightly exaggerated here):

1. The US invasion of Iraq is just like the American Revolution. (complete with Tom Paine quotes)
2. Turncoats in the american revolution turned traitor because they were afraid the British would win.
3. But The US can't possibly lose the war in Iraq! (After all, it's not like we've ever lost a war of unclear purpose in a country we don't understand before...) Besides, things are going swimmingly!
4. Furthermore, no one can possibly deny the conclusion that victory is "staring the US in the face". I mean, it's self-evident!
5. Therefore, the people currently opposed to the war (i.e. Traitors) are opposed not because they want to be on the winning side, but because they actually want the US to lose!

I'm not sure I know what to say. The only thing I can possibly imagine (other than that these people are just simply insane) is that, a few years down the road, we are going to see a repeat of the claim that "we could have won if the air force had been given its reins", i.e. "if the peaceniks and the goddam hippies had let us drop an H-bomb on those commie gooks^W^Wislamofascist ragheads, we wouldn't have suffered this national embarrassment".

Sigh. I'm so depressed by this kind of idiocy.


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