Wednesday, January 12, 2005

The Anti-War Right

"This war is all about oil. We're destabilizing the region. We're not being told about the costs of war. You can't liberate people by dropping bombs on them. There could be dangerous consequences. The media are biased towards the pro-war viewpoint."

Voices from the bedwetting left?

Nope...the voices of Michael Savage, Debra Saunders, and Phyllis Schlafly, raised as one to criticize the commander-in-chief while U.S. troops were in harm's way.

Debra Saunders (3/30/99):

"I believe in the long term, the Kosovars Iraqis will be better off for us having done this than us not having done this,' National Security Adviser Sandy Berger Seceretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told the New York Times last week.

May it be so.

Maybe Americans can just swoop down like a superhero....drop a few bombs, suffer few or no casualties, and yet nonetheless save thousands of innocent lives....Maybe the bombing won't turn the Serbs Iraqis against us....Maybe the bombing of Yugoslavia Iraq will stabilize the area, not destabilize it....Maybe the area just looks more unstable now, but really isn't....Maybe the law of unintended consequences won't prevail in this engagement.

Maybe U.S. forces should be the world's policeman. Maybe this country has a stellar record in picking sides....Maybe Bill Clinton George W. Bush hasn't gotten this country into a mire from which there is no clear possible end.

Probably Bill Clinton George W. Bush, if he were of draft age again, would like nothing better than to risk his life overseas...
Michael Savage (11/30/99):
Kosovo Iraq is about oil and nothing but oil....And you thought it was to save the poor Kosovar Albanians Iraqis....the poor Serbs Iraqis just happened to own the wrong real estate at the wrong time....

Now it begins to make sense, doesn't it? The reason becomes clear why, of all the ethnic and religious oppression in the world, NATO George W. Bush chose this area...for ground-leveling "humanitarian" aid. And why the One World media places Slobodan Milosevich Saddam Hussein, a small-time local tyrant, alongside Hitler and Stalin....

But the greatest shame must fall upon the tendentious media hacks. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and most columnists of the neo-right all fell in line: "The criminal bombing was just. It was to save the innocent "ethnic" Albanians Iraqis from the evil [non-ethnic] Serbs Saddam." Have you now heard one of these hacks apologize or admit they were duped? Used by Big Oil to apologize for, no, to justify, US war crimes?

Even their "reportage" on the recent demonstrations...was biased. Both by under-reporting the number ("hundreds," blared the San Francisco Examiner) and by ascribing the legitimate protests against Clinton's Bush's war crimes to "communists" and anti-American sentiment going back to the 1970s!
Phyllis Schlafly (2/10/99):
Clinton Bush has no exit strategy for Bosnia or Kosovo Iraq and no reliable estimates of the war's cost. The Clinton Bush Administration pretends to fear that the conflict terrorism could spread if we don't act. It is far more likely that, if the conflict terrorism spreads, U.S. intervention will be the cause....Sending U.S. troops might actually endanger U.S. security in ways we cannot now foresee.

1 comment:

Sans Fromage said...

Johnson Nixon Clinton Bush has no exit strategy for Vietnam Bosnia or Kosovo Iraq and no reliable estimates of the war's cost. The Johnson Nixon Clinton Bush Administration pretends to fear that the Communism conflict terrorism could spread if we don't act. It is far more likely that, if the Communism conflict terrorism spreads, U.S. intervention will be the cause....Sending U.S. troops might actually endanger U.S. security in ways we cannot now foresee.