Why do you support the enemy?

Glenn Reynolds (approvingly?) links to Victor Davis Hanson highlighting an atrocity, but only provides the concluding rant. That rant:

For a self-congratulatory culture issuing moral lectures on everything from global warming to the dangers of smoking, the silence of the West toward the primordial horror from Gaza to Anbar is, well, horrific in its own way as well…

The primordial horror he says we’re ignoring a story of al Qaeda terrorists literally baking a child and serving him to his family. Figurative show of hands here… who isn’t repulsed by that story? Who believes the murderers capable of doing that aren’t the vilest scum possible?

If you haven’t spoken out against it, Victor Davis Hanson wants you to know that you should be ashamed of yourself. You’re part of a self-congratulatory culture committing a horror of your own, since your silence – and probably any sort of questioning of the current administration’s efforts to prevent such horrors – clearly indicates your approval that the act he mentioned is somehow not despicable. Or at least no worse than Paris Hilton’s troubles or whether or not you were able to score an iPhone last week.

Clearly punditry has few minimum requirements beyond smug, ignorant self-righteousness.