...has a good one on the fount of sociopathy calling itself Roger Simon:
After delivering one of his trademark beats-me, your-guess-is-as-good-as-mine shrugs ("No one really knows what is happening and how it will turn out"), Simon nevertheless urges everyone on the boardwalk to stand firm and let Israel bomb whatever it needs to bomb with our anxious blessings: "...it strikes me that we are now at a moment that is going to take great courage on the part of the Israelis on both military and diplomatic fronts - and great courage in the latter from the US, because Israel has no choice but to continue in the face of what will undoubtedly be mounting negative public opinion. This is a time for all friends of freedom to hold their noses and pray. It is not the moment for second-guessing. It is a moment for pressing on."
Isn't that NOBLE of him. We have no choice in the matter but to hop in the SUV, pick up a couple packs of Bud at Wal-Mart, and steel ourselves for the horrors to come. And regardless of what you see on your teevee, know that your sacrifice in having your day slightly inconvenienced in seeing a bloody child before you flip over to the All-Rambo Marathon on Spike TV was well worth it for the inevitable freedom it will bring. Yea, and our children will sing our names with pride.
Wolcott also picks up on Simon's cavalier dismissal of the dead in Lebanon being "still only about a third of those who died on 9/11":
What idiotic moral yardstick is this? Lebanese civilians weren't responsible for 9/11, neither was Hezbollah, so why draw the analogy? Is 3000 dead the Roger Simon cut-off point for how many civilians it's acceptable for Israel to kill?
It's as if Simon would have us adopt the "9/11" as the measure for how justifiable a war is now. Never mind that the Iraq SNAFU is slowly edging up on 1 full "9/11" for the American side, and is almost 14 "9/11"s for the Iraqi side.