Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 7, 1941

Things like that used to piss us off enough to burn cities to the ground, hang leaders by the neck until dead, crush societies, and nuke cities.

Now they seem to make us feel bad for the perpetrators. Sometimes I think I'm in the wrong century.


porcus said...

what on earth are you talking about?

was there a "terrorists are just misunderstood" campaign that i missed? especially after 8 years of one a pretty hawkish administration fighting two wars, badly, at the same time?

i know you use this blog for personal amusement and like to sound off, as you should. but you're putting yourself out there and that invites commentary, especially with wild claims like this.

Anonymous said...

I can't think of any person or organization I've heard of who has said anything close to expressing "feeling bad for" AQ or other terrorist organizations. I have, however, seen and heard a handful of right-wing jaw-flappers claiming to have heard such things. I think this is just a fairly successful straw-man meme that seems to stick for some people. Something like this:

EVIL LIBERAL: We should listen to AQ's stated motives, to try to understand what they are really after and try to anticipate the kind of attacks they may perpetrate in the future.

LEVEL-HEADED PATRIOTIC PUNDIT: Did you hear that? He wants us to "understand" the terrorists! He wants us to have a big group therapy session with AQ, followed by a big group hug! He wants to give OBL a reacharound!

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