Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Run away! RUN AWAAAYY!

Am I the only one that finds Andrew Sullivan highlighting through a nomination of Duncan for a "Moore award" his supreme bitch-slapping at Duncan's hands more than a bit odd?

"The willingness to send others off to die for a misguided war because you wet your pants after 9/11 is called "cowardice" not courage," - Atrios, classy as ever.

Try as I might I can find nothing ironic about Duncan's observation that the people sitting at their computers arguing about the rightness of Mr. Bush's Iraq adventure, or conflating the battle against terrorism with World War 2, or making speeches at Arlington promising to "finish the mission" are chickenshits not heroes.

The Andrew Sullivan's of the world conflate courage with stubbornness in the same way the leaders in the Catholic church remained adamant that the earth was the center of the universe long after Galileo proved them wrong. That's not courage it's obstinace.


Don Snabulus said...

Andrew Sullivan is this generation's Thomas Friedman. Oh wait, Thomas Friedman is this generation's Thomas Friedman...so Andrew Sullivan is just...goofy...like Thomas Friedman...and Goofy.

Dean Wormer said...

Isn't Sullivan pals with Slate's Mickey Kaus?

You have Goofy and Mickey right there.