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Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Left on the London Terror Attacks

Kevin Drum hosts a Liberal blog Washington Monthly and posted a comment asking for just one day of no political crossfire. "A WISH....If I could have one small wish for today, it would be for the blogosphere on both left and right to refrain from political point scoring over the London attacks. Just for a day. Isn't tomorrow soon enough to return to our usual arguments?"

Here is what Fiona (a reader) replied:

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the reason why mainstream press is so worthless, and why blogging is fast becoming equallly worthless. We are hearing all over the cable news networks a corporate voice that is promoting that the bombings are the work of terrorists. A call to arms against terrorists because of their handiwork today in London.
How does corporate media know this? They get paid to fall into lockstep.
Kevin is liking the money he's getting for falling in line with the mainstream voice and the recognition of being part of the media blogging world.
Why does anybody who appreciates the independence of blogging come here? Kevin is a stooge for the powers that be. Who is served by Kevin's point of view? Not anybody who is a potential victim of terrorism.
Has anybody who supports what Kevin has said today actually lost anybody to terrorism? I bet you that the 9/11 widows don't agree with Kevin. As somebody who has lost a loved one to an earlier terrorist attack, I know that I don't support what Kevin has to say on the subject. Those of us who have experienced terrorism first hand are more clearheaded and cynical about what our government has to say about it.
I think that Miles is absolutely correct when he questions who today's bombings serve. Underground bombings, not caught on film as the 9/11/01 airplane attacks were, on ordinary people using public transit do not serve the terrorists' political aims. The British public does not support Tony Blair's allegiance to Bush and war. Why would terrorists do anything to galvanize the British people to get behind Tony Blair and George W. Bush?
Today's bombings serve to get Karl Rove and Judith Miller off of the front pages. These bombings serve to get G8 protests off of the front pages. These bombings serve to get Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement off of the front pages. These bombings serve to get the Downing St. memos and the other 7 UK documents that expose that the intelligence was fixed around Bush's policy and plans to go to war against Iraq off of the front pages.

Here's the real Left, the insane core of the Democratic party. They really believe that this was NOT a terrorist attack but a plot by George Bush to distract attention from Karl Rove, Judith Miller, the G8 protests and the Supreme Court appointment. This is why an increasing number of peole are leaving the Democrats. They have become the party of the certifiably barking-at-the-moon, crazy aunt in the attic, loons.


From Right Wing Nut House we have this story about the Left's reaction, entitled "Taking a Permanent Break From Reality":

After all they have been setting us up for this since September 11, 2001, with the PR machine going into overdrive since Blair jumped into Bush’s lap the summer prior to the invasion of Iraq. And who are they going to pin it on? Our favourite CIA asset, Osama bin Laden…

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