The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

              Fear and Self Doubt on the Left

I almost feel like the first line of this post is an opener straight out of The Onion ... but here goes:

In a startling development, self-described Liberal Democrats are starting to question whether or not they have actually been wrong about Bush and Iraq all along. The funny thing is, this is no joke. An op-ed piece in today's Chicago Sun-Times by columnist Mark Brown was the first sign of such self-doubt.

A few excerpts for ya:

"But after watching Sunday's election in Iraq and seeing the first clear sign that freedom really may mean something to the Iraqi people, you have to be asking yourself: What if it turns out Bush was right, and we were wrong?"

"I won't say that it had never occurred to me previously, but it's never gone through my mind as strongly as when I watched the television coverage from Iraq that showed long lines of people risking their lives by turning out to vote, honest looks of joy on so many of their faces."

"Maybe the United States really can establish a peaceable democratic government in Iraq, and if so, that would be worth something. Would it be worth all the money we've spent? Certainly. Would it be worth all the lives that have been lost? That's the more difficult question, and while I reserve judgment on that score until such a day arrives, it seems probable that history would answer yes to that as well."

"If it turns out Bush was right all along, this is going to require some serious penance."
Ya gotta love it.

It almost makes ya wanna ask "Would you like some fries with that CROW?"

But I still don't know whether to be thrilled about the fact that some of them are finally beginning to turn the corner, or appaulled that even the "honest looks of joy on so many of their faces" didn't convince this clown that freedom is a good thing and worth fighting for!

|| Mad as Hell 7:16 PM
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