Saturday, January 29, 2005

Charles Pierce sums it up about right

From Altercation, on the subject of the Iraqi vote:

Some people are going to vote even though they've been told they will be killed if they do. Nobody in this 40-percent turnout, sucker-for-the-cheap-wedge-issue, talk-show-babbling country of ours has a right to do anything but admire that, and make sure that the undeniable courage on display doesn't get sold down the river for a three-point bump in some future Gallup Poll. This war isn't just a monumental blunder. It's also an ongoing act of betrayal by a bunch of second-rate thinkers who never in their lives have displayed an ounce of the courage that some anonymous woman in Baghdad will evince today.

I know a lot of people praise Wolcott as a great writer, deservedly. But Pierce is no slouch and sums it up about perfectly.

Attaturk could probably work on being a better writer to get within some proximity of them, but somebody has to photocaption Cap'n Happypants and his Nubian Princess and/or compare conservative hacks to varmints and dammit it requires considerably less skill!

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