Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Third GWOT Front Opens

Awhile back, The Editors wrote:

So, here’s my question: from the polls above, one learns that a majority of the public believes that the war in Iraq was sold on a lie, and will end in defeat. One might well conclude from this that the second war, the PR war, is being lost. Now, following from our argument in the previous paragraph, it would seem logical that this sort of poll would be likely to undermine the resolve of right-wing pundits, leading us to actually lose the war on the homefront, thereby undermining the troops in the field, and, thereby, losing the GWOT entirely. Naturally, the only proper response to this is to open a third front on the GWOT, where whoever isn’t fighting on the first two battlefields takes the fight directly to the American public - physically, rhetorically, or both - in order to ensure that our brave right-wing pundits can fight the good fight against the free press, human rights organizations, and people who don’t see what a picture of 9/11 has to do with Iraq, even if you sandwich it between a picture of the Khobar Towers and the USS Cole.

And so it begins:

A quarrel between two firearms vendors at a Floyd County flea market on Thursday allegedly led both men -- described as "good friends" -- to draw guns. Douglas Moore, 65, of Martin, who supports the [Iraq] war, shot and killed Harold Wayne Smith, 56, of Manchester, who opposed it, investigators said.