Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Barry has a beautiful description of the way the Left changes the arguments about the War on Terrorism:
Anti: Why haven't you proven your case for invasion to my standards?
Pro: We proved it to our satisfaction using the best available evidence.
Anti: I don't see it that way. Why aren't you invading other countries using that same criteria.
Pro: Well other options are still open.
Anti: Hypocrite Imperialist why haven't you invaded Syria?
Pro: OK lets move towards action in Syria.
Anti: Militarist! Where's your evidence to support your war-mongering.
Pro: Well there's the intelligence regarding truckloads of something going from Iraq to Syria. Many terrorist organizations have headquarters in Damascus and Syria is well known to fund these organizations.
Anti: Fraud! Liar! Why are you picking on Syria? Isn't North Korea, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia just as bad?
Pro: Would you support action against any of those countries?
Anti: Blood for Oil! Why do you never consider diplomacy for conflict resolution?
Pro: Well months of negotiations have proven fruitless and France is being contrary.
Anti: Unilateralist! Your cowboy bumbling is wrecking the world.
Pro: Can we get back to terrorism?
Anti: Bumbler! Why haven't you accomplished anything?
Perfect. Just, perfect.