I don’t know how to even begin to deal with quotes like this:
Right Wing blogger John Cole of Balloon Juice, who has described ‘Mohammed’ as a hero, while considering the masses of Iraqis cannon fodder, would like to know if I have changed my mind about Mohammed.
Apparently, ‘left wing’ blogger Mac Diva likes to put words in my mouth- I have never thought of Iraqi citizens as cannon fodder. IN fact, as I was in favor of the war, there is a firm argument to be made that I may care more about the Iraqi people than Mac, who would prefer they had remained under Hussein. Mac’s obvious response will be- “I think Hussein was a monster too, but war is worse.” Which, of course, means the Iraqis would have remained under Hussein. Regardless, I wouldn’t make that argument anyway- I am assuming Mac cares about the average Iraqi- I am not sure why she does not extend the same benefits to me, except that it helps to prop up the rhetorical straw men that are the foundation of her argument. It is easy to create an argument (albeit, a poor one) when you run on the basic premise that your political opponent is an evil hater.
Not content to leave it at this smear alone, Mac does some stream of consciousness editorializing about the young child Ali, who is now limbless because of an errant bomb:
Cole can continue trying to hoist the opportunist Mohammed onto a pedestal. I will continue to hope for Ali’s recovery.
Is the left this sick? Are they this blinded by their own hate? Can’t you celebrate what Mohammed has done, and still be hopeful for Ali’s recovery? I am. You should be able to do both, as well, Mac.
Are Democrats really not only the ‘Glass is half full’ party, but the ‘Glass is half full, too small to begin with, held by the wrong person, and I don’t like what is in it’ party?