August 26, 2005

"against all forms of violence...except"

Something I find fascinating (and sickening) is how the "anti-war" left is forced, by the logic of their situation, to more and more become apologists for the terrorists.

They try to claim they are "pacifists," but then there's the awkward problem that they never hold any of those candlelight vigil things when some killer blows up a crowd of children in Iraq. People notice that. Same for the claim to be "anti-war." After a while people notice that it's only American or Israeli wars they get protested. Ditto for posturing as superior moral beings who just can't support a war that was based on supposed lies. The world asks, "If you are so goddam moral, how come you have no qualms about helping Ba'athist torturers back into power? And how come you have no enthusiasm for letting Iraqis vote for their own future?

So they are forced to say...well, here are the words of Jodie Evans, of Code Pink:

...“We must begin by really standing with the Iraqi people and their right to resist. I can remain myself against all forms of violence, and yet I cannot judge what someone has to do when pushed to the wall to protect all they love. What does the Iraqi resistance have to lose? They are fighting for their country, to protect their families and to preserve all they love..."

"...against all forms of violence, and yet... " Remember that sentence, you will be hearing more like it. And of course, Cindy Sheehan calls the terrorists "freedom fighters."

It was the same during the Vietnam War, where the "anti-war" protesters were forced to pretend that North Vietnamese regulars with tanks and heavy artillery were "guerilla fighters" waging "people's war." Those anti-war frauds were not about to protest attacks by communists, no matter how huge and bloody. Nor did they utter a single peep when Vietnam and China later fought a war with each other.

Same with Israel. To justify their anti-semitism lefties have to pretend that monsters who train little children to be murder-bombers (while they themselves die in Parisian luxury) are "freedom fighters" waging a struggle against a "nazi Israel." They can't acknowledge that Arab countries have treated the Palestinians a thousand times worse than Israel has, because they have no intention of criticizing anyone who's not Jewish.

The quote, by the way, is taken from a great post by John Byrnes, about how loathsome and creepy it is for Code Pink to be directing protests against our wounded soldiers. Normal people wouls say that Crawford and the President are fair game, but harassing people in the hospital is just sick sick sick.

Posted by John Weidner at August 26, 2005 9:52 AM
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