Meaningful Distinction:

Patrick S. Lasswell Look outward for something to accomplish, not inward for something to despise.
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Friday, September 24, 2004
Going From Annoyed to Angry

I don't link to Jason Van Steenwyk's CounterColumn enough, although I read him about every day that the atmosphere is allowing him to blog. On those days that hurricanes are trying to eradicate him from the face of the earth, I check his blog anyway. Today he converted me from being annoyed with that twit Kerry to being furious with that son-of-a-bitch Kerry.

Ok. So you want other nation's leaders to expend political capital and treasure and send their lads to risk their lives along with theirs.

So why don't you act like it? Why aren't you trying to sell the deal?

Because right now you are calling the U.S. Government incompetent and arrogant. You're arguing that Iraq is sliding into chaos. You argue that thousands of terrorists are slipping across Iraq's borders and that it's become "a magnet for terrorism."

You dispatch your sister to tell Australia that supporting the United States in the war on terror puts them at greater risk than they were before.

You stand with a straight face and tell nations like the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Italy, who have each shed blood for the freedom of Iraq as part of the coalition, that they're members of "a fraudulent coalition."

You can't even be bothered to leave Ohio to speak with Allawi when he comes to the US to say "thank you." But you don't hesitate to all but brand this man--who lives in Iraq every day--a liar, and then have the chutzpah, the gall, the arrogance to tell him from afar that he's out of touch with the reality on the ground.

Yesterday morning I could understand undecided voters, this morning not so much.

Hey Jason, could you please set something up so that if the fourteenth hurricane to hit Florida this season finally manages to take you out something gets posted on your blog. I promise that everybody will say nice things about you. Even if you don't get up to Oregon to have beers with us. Really, at this point you are becoming a fugitive from the law of averages. On the plus side, at the current rate, your entire battalion will be volunteering to go back to Ar Ramadi because it is safer than dodging Hurricane Zebediah.
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