Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Dolphin Lady Babbeleth

One thing conservatives have to admit: there's no liberal analog of Peggy Noonan. For sheer, unadulterated lunacy, she simply can't be beat. Check out this recent gem:

"What Mr. Felt helped produce was a weakened president who was a serious president at a serious time. Nixon's ruin led to a cascade of catastrophic events--the crude and humiliating abandonment of Vietnam and the Vietnamese, the rise of a monster named Pol Pot, and millions--millions--killed in his genocide. America lost confidence; the Soviet Union gained brazenness. What a terrible time. Is it terrible when an American president lies and surrounds himself by dirty tricksters? Yes, it is. How about the butchering of children in the South China Sea. Is that worse? Yes. Infinitely, unforgettably and forever."

Refutation of the above is left as an exercise for the reader.

Somebody needs to collect all these recent crypto-Nixonite attacks on Felt. The arguments have been so very bad that they have often revealed thinly-veiled desires to defend that great criminal. Which just goes to show you: no matter how bad you are, and no matter how heinous your crimes, you'll always have defenders. Conservatives should be concerned that there are those on their side of the fence who have such attitudes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gosh, isn't war *great*? People who oppose it just ruin war for me. Hardly makes getting other people to fight it and live with the consequences worthwhile for me."

Gotta say, with the previous post asserting (via proxy) essentially that Clinton coulda done more about terrorism if there hadn't been a concerted effort on the part of the congressional Republicans to get him at pretty much all costs, this one is pretty interesting.

Of course, if Clinton managed to do anything about terrorism, it was only because Saint Ronnie gave him all the tools. Yeah, that's the ticket.

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