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August 28, 2013

The Legend of the Anti-War Liberal [Bumped]


A long, long, long time ago — way back in 2003 — there were these people called “Anti-War Liberals.”
They were called “anti-war” because they were really, really, super-duper opposed to war. They believed in peace, you see? They didn’t think any country should be runnin’ around shootin’ and killin’ all willy nilly-like. These Anti-War Liberal folks knew that we had no right to be invadin’ another nation just to take its resources, or put a military base on its soil. They said we should mind our own got-danged business and stop interferin’ in them international type affairs. - -| The Matt Walsh Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 28, 2013 7:24 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I know what our national interests are in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Syria, I see none.

Posted by: Casca at August 27, 2013 8:29 PM

Ahhh, but there is a compelling national interest in Syria for a plurality of the American polity.

Priority one is to get rid of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction while allowing US democrats and eurotrash to deny they were a care package from Baathist Iraq...All while providing a TV friendly distraction from domestic scandals and making 0bama seem 'strong' to his base.

Plus, as Kucinich said; 0bama gets to fundamentally transform the US air force into Al-Qaeda's air force while provoking a wider war that will land squarely on the heads of regional Jews and Christians.

Posted by: monkeyfan at August 28, 2013 5:26 AM

Ain't Democratcy grand?

Posted by: monkeyfan at August 28, 2013 5:47 AM

In this regard, I don't see much difference between progressives and 'conservatives.' Both sides are happy to eat crap as long as 'their side' is feeding it to them. Both sides even accept the same tired old lies. I remember when Colin (or Colon) Powell was caught lying to the U.N. about Iraqi chemical weapons. John Kerry thus continues the Grand Tradition of American Statesmanship. Different turds, same toilet.

Posted by: Lorne at August 28, 2013 6:17 AM

See what I mean...

Posted by: monkeyfan at August 28, 2013 6:34 AM

The looming strikes are really about nothing but Obama trying to look tough before he meets with Putin next week.


Posted by: Donald Sensing at August 28, 2013 8:06 AM

They are not all gone, but what a world when my position on Syria war is the same as:

1. Dennis Kucinich

2. Robert Fisk.

3. Huffington Post

There are others, too.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at August 28, 2013 8:15 AM

See here's the difference. Conservatives have never been pro-war. We're in reluctant support of or opposed to military action on its own merits.

But the left will trot out all the same tired, discredited, pathetic creaky old lies about Iraq and Bush in defense of this newest warmongering as if that somehow makes the entire idea okay.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 28, 2013 8:48 AM

Chris, I am confident your statement is correct as it applies to you, personally. However, all one saw on the conservative sites and blogs (with some notable exceptions, like Buchanan) about ten years ago was, "Let's Roll!" The 'conservatives' were pissing themselves with joy over the Iraq War. Every Republican peckerwood at the time fancied himself a geopolitician. The Pub majorities in Congress fell all over themselves passing the Patriot Act and all the other crapola as well. And who, by the way, taught future presidents about the utility of 'signing statements'?

So now the Left gets to put a quarter in the machine. I don't see much difference.

Posted by: Lorne at August 28, 2013 9:27 AM

See Lorne, you seem to not quite comprehend what I was saying, or perhaps don't care to. Supporting a war you agree is necessary and right doesn't mean you always like and support war.

But supporting a war because The Right People© are in office when you claim to always be anti-war is... what's the word for that? Its on the tip of my tongue...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 28, 2013 11:45 AM


That reminds me...Need popcorn.


Posted by: monkeyfan at August 28, 2013 12:13 PM

What If They Had an Anti-War Protest...
And Nobody Came?

Stand by.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 29, 2013 6:01 AM

The best is yet to come. Soon it will be discovered that those Assad WMDs are the same ones that Saddam shipped to Syria before and during the 2003 invasion. Oh! Wait! Weren't those supposed to be non existent ???

Posted by: Bill at August 29, 2013 6:16 AM

Another counter-example: The ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has sent Obama letter that is completely unambiguous in its declaration that bombing Syria, however "limited," will be illegal unless Congress authorizes it, and mere consultation with Congress doesn't count.

I posted the entire letter on my blog.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at August 29, 2013 8:26 AM

Oh, you cheated. That's a picture of the peace marches during President Clinton's military action in Kosovo.

Posted by: kevino at August 29, 2013 9:47 AM

I thought it was the peace marches during President "Peace prize" Obama's military action in Libya.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 29, 2013 11:31 AM

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