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Jonah Goldberg has run out of patience:

I’m not saying there are no good arguments against the war. I am saying that many of you don’t care about the war. If Bill Clinton or Al Gore had conducted this war, you would be weeping joyously about Iraqi children going to school and women registering to vote.

If this war had been successful rather than hard, John Kerry would be boasting today about how he supported it — much as he did every time it looked like the polls were moving in that direction. You may have forgotten Kerry’s anti-Dean gloating when Saddam was captured, but many of us haven’t. He would be saying the lack of WMDs are irrelevant and that Bush’s lies were mistakes.

And that’s the point. I don’t care if you hate George W. Bush; it’s not like I love the guy. And I don’t care if you opposed the war from day one. What disgusts me are those people who say toppling Saddam and fighting the terror war on their turf rather than ours is a mistake, not because these are bad ideas, but merely because your vanity cannot tolerate the notion that George W. Bush is right or that George W. Bush’s rightness might cost John Kerry the election. I get e-mails from you people every day and I see your candidate on TV every night.

Shame on you all.

My sentiments precisely – an excellent Sunday Read. Also up today is Rich Lowry’s piece about the latest meme from John and Johnner that we had “Osama cornered:”

Kerry said in the first debate, “We had Osama bin Laden cornered in the mountains of Tora Bora.” Kerry doesn’t know that. Some intelligence indeed suggests that bin Laden was there. But the U.S. commander on the ground, Gen. Tommy Franks, also had reports that bin Laden was in Kashmir, in southern Baluchistan and northwest of Khandahar near a lake.

Well, we know Kerry has selective hearing where the General is concerned. Further:

At the time, Kerry even weighed in sympathetically on the battle of Tora Bora. On Jan. 20, 2002, Kerry said on CNN:

“I do think some people have asked some questions about how that particular component of the mission sort of played out. But the fact is that it is a difficult place. He is elusive. I think they are doing the maximum amount right now possible to try to track him down.”

But he’s not a flip-flopper, no sir, not him. He’s always had the same position on everything: Just For Kerry.

Another excellent Sunday read.


Written by martinipundit

October 10, 2004 at 1:01 pm

Posted in General

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