Thursday, July 24, 2003

Uday and Qusay are dead.

Good, say the righties. Not so much because Uday and Qusay tortured and murdered thousands, but because their deaths allow the righties to expand their left wing purity test: Did the left express sufficient joy at the news of Uday's and Qusay's deaths? Were they sufficiently credulous when they learned of the circumstances? The answer, of course, is no. Now for the fun: What does this say about the left?

The Spoons Experience: "Remind me again why it's wrong to wonder whether liberals are really on our side?"
USS Clueless: "[S]ome people just don't want to believe good news when they hear it. A threat to their world-view, and all that. It's just too disillusioning to believe that things may actually go well sometimes."
Hud's Blog-O-Rama: "These people aren't happy unless they can tear down our country and impugn the motives of our leaders. This says more about their own issues than the actual nature of the war itself."
Right Wing News: "I'm going to be interested to see the negative spin that the left tries to put on this - and yes there will be negative spin. If Bush said he liked 'fluffy kittens,' the left would claim that his comment was really a slight to dog owners, that we invaded Iraq to steal their kittens, and that Bush should be impeached for lying about how he actually feels about fluffy kittens."
A Small Victory: "I could have called this, practically word for word. . . . It's getting oh, so very predictable. I think at this point the U.S. could eliminate poverty, stop AIDS and discover a way to make chocolate healthy for you and some people will still find a way to bitch about it or suggest a conspiracy." And: "My soul is much lighter today, thank you, knowing that two evil bastards are no longer breathing. I rejoice because they have killed hundreds - maybe thousands - before they were snuffed out themselves. I would worry about the souls of those who are upset that the two bloodthirsty brothers are dead."
Random Nuclear Strikes: "A few of us knew deep in our bones that the anti-Bush leftwing lobby just couldn't have a single good thing to say about the killing of Saddam's hellspawn." And: "Christ this guys need medication. I doubt I could spend ten seconds in a room with them without having to leave before I started collecting skulls like trinkets. There is opposition, there's rabidly partisan, then there's just plain nuts. These fools are just flat out crazy, when they believe Bin Laden and George Bush are the same, it's proof that any capacity that they may have had to make moral judgements is as shriveled and dead as their twisted little souls. I can't even find pity for them, just indifference if they stepped in front of a moving buss."

See? Fun. Much more fun than simply reporting the deaths of Uday and Qusay.