Monday, August 15, 2005

 

Priorities

In politics, they make all the difference

James Wolcott has a lousy priorities:
The fact is that by subscribing to Bush's War on Terror and the invasion of Iraq with every corpuscle of your tired body you've made common cause with Republican conservatives, neoconservatives, and Christian fundamentalists who are dedicated to destroying those parcels of liberalism on which you stake your tiny claims of pride. When you align yourself with the likes of Hugh Hewitt, author of that polemical gem of understatement If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends on It, or Michael Ledeen, you've allied yourselves to political gangsters dedicated to waging permanent war abroad and cultural war here.
To Wolcott's own logic, Talldave applies a different set of priorities:
The fact is that by opposing Bush's War on Terror and the invasion of Iraq with every corpuscle of your tired body you have made common cause with Ba'athists, bin Laden, Zarqawi, and Taliban fundamentalists who are truly dedicated to destroying those parcels of liberalism on which you stake your tiny claims of pride. When you align yourself with the likes of Saddam Hussein, author of perhaps 2 million murders, or Mullah Omar, you’ve allied yourself to real political gangsters dedicated to waging permanent war abroad and terrorist war here.

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