October 17, 2004

"the assertion of universal truths against postmodern excuses"

Poking around in old posts, I came across this inspiring example of how Andrew Sullivan used to write:

...It's a victory over those who marched in the millions to stop this liberation, over the endless media cynics, over the hate-America crowd, and the armchair generals. It's a victory for the two countries in the world that have always made freedom possible and who have now brought it to another corner of the world made dark by terror. It's a victory for the extraordinary servicemen and women who performed this task with such skill, cool, courage and restraint. It's a victory for optimism over pessimism, the righting of past wrongs, the assertion of universal truths against postmodern excuses, and of political leadership over appeasement. Celebrate it. Don't let the whiners take this away from you or from the people of Iraq.
It's too bad Sullivan has turned into a whiner himself, but every word of that is still true.

And freedom is still worth fighting for, and is still the wave of the future. And the Iraqi elections will take place as scheduled, and will strongly affirm that the Iraqi people understand this. (And Sullivan will sneer and disparage them, unless Prime Minister Allawi comes out in favor of Gay Marriage. What a flake Sullivan is. Such a waste of talent.)

Posted by John Weidner at October 17, 2004 12:50 PM
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