Monday, December 06, 2004

One More Thing

The fact that three years later there's still this desire to attack people who were less than enthusiastic about going into Afghanistan, despite the fact that one has to reach pretty deep to find them, simply serves as a warning for anyone who would disagree with any war any time. Even if we stipulate that going to Afghanistan was the right course of action, by essentially branding all those who disagreed at the time as america-haters (and, yes, arguing that such people would "never" support the use of military force, including presumably as the North Korean tanks are rolling through Los Angeles, is doing just that) provides a very loud warning for anyone who would ever dare disagree with a proposed war. For some reason it's only okay to be wrong about a war if you supported it.