Why ‘Unpatriotic Conservatives’ Could Not Be Written Today

is the question raised by the eminently sane Daniel McCarthy. Oooh! Oooh!  Me! Me!  I know! Because the conservatives who objected to the Iraq war were right and completely vindicated by the catastrophe that followed? Because the bullying chickenhawk neocons who tried to excommunicate them were so disastrously wrong that even David Frum, the little hack [Read More...]

What Better Way to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of a Disastrous and Misbegotten War…

…than with cries for more war from the people who never ever learn? Remember:  The co-sponsor of the NDAA, which gives the Prez the power to murder anybody he likes, anywhere he likes, in secret and without accountability, is a sober and responsible public servant while the guy who forced the Administration to confront its [Read More...]

The Bourbon NeoCon Congratulates Himself

The Bourbons were famously described as “Remembering everything and learning nothing”. You wanna know why the GOP keeps losing? Here’s yet another reason (cribbed from FB): And by liberated, Rummy means: “Iraq lost 1.4 million lives, 4.2 million additional people injured, and 4.5 million people become refugees. The 1.4 million d…ead was 5% of the [Read More...]

Message to our Ruling Class

You destroyed this good man. May God have mercy on your miserable souls–especially the souls of those who have not yet acknowledged the injustice of the war you inflicted on this man. You deserve to lose elections for years to come until you face what you did. The tragedy is that your opponents do not [Read More...]

Ross Douthat…

…on why Rand Paul’s filibuster mattered. [Read more...]

Bill Kristol: Infallibly Wrong About Everything

Bill Kristol, Warmonger Extraordinaire, has managed to be so wrong so often about so many things that when he attacks something or somebody, it’s a kind of negative imprimatur.  No.  Really.  The guy has a sort of charism of wrongness: So what is his Wrongitude up to now?  Why, joining up with McCain and Graham [Read More...]

The War Drums Pause

We are having a pause in our URGENT NEED TO PANIC about Iran’s IMMINENT THREAT so that we can have our 15 minute hate for the Venezuelan Emmanuel Goldstein, whom all patriotic citizens of Oceania hate and rejoice is in hell. HELL’S A-BURNING It really is remarkable how much Drudge acts like the Ministry of [Read More...]

It’s URGENT! It’s an EMERGENCY! You have a patriotic duty to PANIC!

Because your state-run media is telling you to. [Read more...]

I see we are suddenly pounding the war drums

All of a suddenly we face a Crisis. Be afraid! Be very afraid! Drudge is doing due diligence to gin things up. WAR DRUMS: KERRY WARNS IRAN ON BRINK… ‘Challenging moment with great risks’… Obama ‘not bluffing’ over military threat… Netanyahu: ‘Red line’… TOP GENERAL: Nuclear Iran will trigger arms race in Middle East… Kissinger: [Read More...]

Euphemism is the Language of Satan

“We’ve killed 4,700,” the lawmaker said. “Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we’re at war, and we’ve taken out some very senior members of al-Qaida.” By “hit” innocent civilians what the senator actually means, in plain English, is “target“. And by “target” what he means is “murder”–with no accountability whatsoever. God [Read More...]


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