Tuesday, May 03, 2011
ARE WE FOSTERING A DANGEROUS ILLUSION?
Our outspoken pal Chris Hedges seems to think so.
“I spent a year of my life covering al-Qaida for The New York Times. It was the work in which I, and other investigative reporters, won the Pulitzer Prize. And I spent seven years of my life in the Middle East. I was the Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times. I’m an Arabic speaker. And when someone came over and told Jean and me the news, my stomach sank. I’m not in any way naïve about what al-Qaida is. It’s an organization that terrifies me. I know it intimately. But I’m also intimately familiar with the collective humiliation that we have imposed on the Muslim world. The expansion of military occupation that took place throughout, in particular the Arab world, following 9/11 – and that this presence of American imperial bases, dotted, not just in Iraq and Afghanistan, but in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Doha – is one that has done more to engender hatred and acts of terror than anything ever orchestrated by Osama bin Laden. And the killing of bin Laden, who has absolutely no operational role in al-Qaida – that’s clear – he’s kind of a spiritual mentor, a kind of guide … he functions in many of the ways that Hitler functioned for the Nazi Party. We were just talking with Warren about Kershaw’s great biography of Hitler, which I read a few months ago, where you hold up a particular ideological ideal and strive for it.” (Click here for more)
Meanwhile, over on the right, the shit is stirring. Here is a selection of comments from the loathsome Michelle Malkin’s website.
“Obama simply took Bush’s work and used it to his own political advantage. Thanks Georgie-boy. More proof he was really a leftist.
Since when have you seen a crowd of college age people that would celebrate a victory for the US? They are brainwashed everyday to hate our country and everything it stands for just like our fearless leader.
Do they really expect us to believe that this is spontaneous and that people carry 2008 Obama campaign signs and flags with them? Do you know any student that owns a flag?
THANK YOU PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH FOR TRYING TO PROTECT THIS NATION!!! YOUR HARD WORK AND OUR AWESOME MILITARY DID AWESOME….GOD BLESS YOU!!! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Some moronics have a sign that says Obama 1, Osama 0. What a libtard. Liberals have NO shame. None at all.
I do give Obama credit for being willing to give the order to pull the trigger. At least he did do more than fire some cruise missiles at empty tents, which is all the first black president managed to do. I notice Obama kept many of the same methods that Bush used, as he should since those policies were much better and wiser than candidate Obama ever gave him credit for.
This should have been the press conference: Barry: “Despite of all my actions to the contrary, Osama Bin Laden has been killed”.
And don’t forget, we used “torture” to get the pertinent information we needed to get that a-hole. Shame on us!
Is it too early to place bets on how soon college Liberals start wearing OBL’s face on their defiant, latte stained tee-shirts?
I said it before and I’ll say it again…BUSH.DID.IT! This was not a victory for Obama. He (and Holder) fought against EVERYTHING that should have been done. And in spite of him, our military prevailed. He is taking full credit, of course. But this victory goes to George W. Bush.”
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Posted by Mick at 5/03/2011 07:08:00 AM