Monday, March 31, 2003

Fanatical Apathy

Adam Felber has some good commentary about the right wing's obsession with fighting the enemy at home. And, I don't just say that because he links approvingly to my little lemonade stand.

The mainstream right simply refuses to engage in any sort of dialog with the mainstream left, so you'll see little rational discussion of diplomacy's failure, the consequences of over-selling America's military might, the strategy and timetable for war, or the risks inherent in presenting the Islamist world with a single, easily-identifiable target. Perhaps the taxing requirements of daily writing makes fighting cartoon foes the easiest strategy, but the internet's conservatives seem to have alarmingly little interest in the reality of a pro-American left. And only passing interest in the war itself.