Saturday, October 09, 2004

If You're Really Fed Up with Unthinking Opposition to The Iraq War . . .

then this piece by Jonah Goldberg will resonate with you the way it did with me. Read the whole thing, but here's his stem-winding concluding paragraph:

I'm not saying there are no good arguments against the war. I am saying that
many of you don't care about the war. If Bill Clinton or Al Gore had conducted
this war, you would be weeping joyously about Iraqi children going to school and
women registering to vote. If this war had been successful rather than hard,
John Kerry would be boasting today about how he supported it — much as he did
every time it looked like the polls were moving in that direction. You may have
forgotten Kerry's anti-Dean gloating when Saddam was captured, but many of us
haven't. He would be saying the lack of WMDs are irrelevant and that Bush's lies
were mistakes. And that's the point. I don't care if you hate George W. Bush;
it's not like I love the guy. And I don't care if you opposed the war from day
one. What disgusts me are those people who say toppling Saddam and fighting the
terror war on their turf rather than ours is a mistake, not because these are
bad ideas, but merely because your vanity cannot tolerate the notion that George
W. Bush is right or that George W. Bush's rightness might cost John Kerry the


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