Friday, February 18, 2005

Rooting for the enemy...

Kurt Anderson has a fascinating story in the New Yorker Magazine. Mr. Sykes read it on the air and I felt I had to put a few excerpts on here. It really is amazing that an avowed lefty would write things so honestly and openly.

Seriously: The success of the [Iraqi] elections poses a major
intellectual-moral-political problem for people in this city. The cognitive
dissonance is palpable...Now the people of this Bush-hating city are being
forced to grant the merest possibility that Bush, despite his annoying manner
and his administration’s awful hubris and dissembling and incompetence
concerning Iraq, just might—might, possibly—have been correct to invade, to
occupy, and to try to enable a democratically elected government in
Iraq...Of course, for all but a nutty fringe, it is not a matter of actually
wishing for an insurgent victory, but rather of hating the idea of a victory
presided over by the Bush team.

As this last U.S. election cycle began, however, a new subspecies of
liberal guilt arose—over the pleasure liberals took in bad news from Iraq, which
seemed sure to hurt the administration...[He finally comes out and says it,
liberals were HAPPY about bad news coming from Iraq. As we all know, bad
news means dead Americans and innocent Iraqi's]...Each of us has a
Hobbesian choice concerning Iraq; either we hope for the vindication of Bush’s
risky, very possibly reckless policy, or we are in a de facto alliance with the
killers of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians...

It is a brutally honest piece of journalism unlike much you'll see from democrats. If the left keeps being this honest, they might actually have a shot in 4 years. Good thing Dean and the Deaniacs will piss off everyone in the country by then.

"Hey, black people, get back in the kitchen! YEEEEEAHAAAAHHAHA"

One week in office and he his foot is firmly lodged in his mouth...this guy is AWESOME!