Tuesday, April 29, 2008
"Blowback" Blowin' Over
This point I offer specifically to Mr.s O'Reilly and Hannity. "Guys", to say that adventuresome American foreign policies have had a negative effect on world stability and have contributed to our problems at home and abroad IS NOT the same as saying we deserved to be attacked on 9/11 (or at other times, either). No, it WASN'T our fault (unless, that is, you believe in 9/11 conspiracy theories - I, for one, do not) that a dozen and a half crazed lunatics hijacked some airliners and flew them into U.S. buildings. All that I and some other people (Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, etc.) are saying is that there in fact consequences for doing such things as 1) installing the Shah in Iran, 2) supporting a bevy of other despots in the region, 3) maintaining U.S. troops in Muslim holy lands, 4) occupying an Arab country, stuff like that. And, yes, one of these consequences, unfortunately, is the provoking of "people" who think that martyrdom has its own rewards (72 frigging virgins-worth, for Christ!!).