Friday, August 11, 2006
Analysis of the Pro-War, Pro-Death, Pro-War profiteering right
The PRO-WAR right lives in an alternate universe which bears little resemblance to the world the rest of us live in. For example, Iraq is a threat and could have nuked us or sent unarmed drones to New York City within 45 minutes! North Korea isn't a threat but Iraq was. We would be welcomed with flowers and Iraqi candy by joyful "liberated" Iraqis and the insurgency was in its last throes about a year ago. Osama is no longer a threat but Saddam must have been the secret mastermind behind the 9-11 attacks.
The Pro-war winger's brain works like this: Paint a rosy picture of progress in Iraq and then use it to justify staying the course. It is very, very hard to deal with pro-war neo-cons because of this. We get strange events like this: the pro-war winger says that the people of Iran would welcome us with grateful smiles, flowers, and kisses if we invade Iran even though it has been proven to be false in Iraq. The pro-war winger says that President Bush would never lie his country into war and that intelligence failed him.
To boil this down, once a PRO-WAR winger stakes out a position, then it must forever be correct - no subsequent facts will in any way, shape or form alter the original pro-war chickenhawk position. It doesn't matter that the WMD "found" in Iraq were degraded chemical munitions dating from before 1991 and forgeries that support the rush to war become credible documents. It doesn't matter that our soldiers are dying over there. At any rate, any contravening evidence is likely manufactured by the Real Enemy to cover up the truth.