Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Is There a Bigger Idiot Than Sullivan?


BLOCK THAT ANALOGY: Kos can't help himself:
This is the greatest disaster to hit our nation in most of our lifetimes. Worse than 9-11.
It is indeed devastating. But we do not know how many have died; and we also know that this was an act of nature, not a premeditated attempt to murder innocent people. Do some on the anti-war left have to keep minimizing what happened on 9/11? And then, of course, it's impossible for Kos to mention an awful tragedy without a dig at president Bush. That said, he has a point. The photograph he mentions from yesterday does strike me as completely off-key, and a pretty terrible p.r. posture for a president in the middle of a natural catastrophe. Who on earth signed off on that one? Playing a guitar? It's the kind of image that can truly alter the perception of a president.

First, the part of the "anti-war left" which Kos belongs to was opposed to the Iraq war which had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. Second, this comparison, no matter how valid it ends up being (and, frankly, it's looking increasingly valid), has nothing to do with "minimizing what happened on 9/11." Who does that? And, third, what's with Sullivan's whole "kos shouldn't be making digs at President Bush but he's absolutely right so I'm going to take a dig at him too."

Wanker. (via sullywatch)