Jann Wenner aimed for the title last week. Consider this post from the useless Huffington Post:
Amid all the optimism surrounding Blair, Bono & Geldolf doing Live 8 and G 8, and the award of that most wonderful and pacific of international institutions and global brotherhood — the Olympics — what a grim thing to have happened.
I have no problems with that, except for the “most wonderful” part. Oh, and the global brotherhood crap. Remember, this is the same institution that just voted, by secret ballot, to remove baseball and softball from the Olympic games. So the whole concept is irrelevant. But I’ll pretend that it’s all true. Yet, Mr. Wenner’s rant is at The Huffington Post, so I’m not certain how long I can make pretend; nonsense is certain to follow.
So what brilliant thoughts come next?
Violence rarely gets us anywhere; the PLO, the IRA, the SLA, among others have achieved so little with their terrorism.
Wait, I agree with that. Is there some form of common sense taking over? I’m ready to accept that logic can come from the strangest places. So I read the conclusion.
If the London bombings are the work of an Al Qaeda offshoot, then you have to fairly say, in the same way we condemn other’s terror, this is in part the result of Bush’s War on Iraq.
This is in part the result of Bush’s War on Iraq? Wait… what? Terrorism is bad and we condemn other’s terror, so President Bush is to blame for this? As opposed to condemning the actual terrorists who planted four bombs on London transport? Oh, yeah, that makes sense.
Mr. Wenner should drop out of Irrational Liberal Guilt 101 and enroll in the local community college version of Logic 101.
(Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan, because I stopped paying attention to The Huffington Post about four minutes after it debuted.)