Sunday, January 30, 2005

Some Stuff

Over on her site (, Malkin's thinking she's scoring big by chiming in with the rest of the Winger clique to wonder, ever so cunningly, why the bloggers on the left aren't cheerleading Iraqi election-day -- you know, like the Winger blogosphere is?

Like any Real American Would?

"With the exception of Sullivan," she says.

I think it's really cute how the Wingers think Sully's a liberal.

But here's what I guess they haven't noticed about Iraq -- the bit that's not worth cheering about. The part that makes us wonder why all of them are doing all this dancing -- you know, besides all that torture and the 300 billion dollars and all the dead soldiers and the blown up infrastructure and the increase in terrorist activity and stuff?

This bit:

The figures reveal that 3,274 Iraqi civilians were killed and 12,657 wounded in conflict-related violence during the period. Of those deaths, 60 per cent — 2,041 civilians — were killed by the U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi security forces. A further 8,542 were wounded by them. Insurgent attacks claimed 1,233 lives and wounded 4,115 people in the same period.

So, you know, Ms Malkin?

It's nice if this democracy thing works out for the Iraqis -- if it does. Which you might notice the question is still out on. But just saying you've done something doesn't mean you have done it. And just pretending you're the good guys doesn't make you the good guys. And the people we've killed? They're actually dead.

Sorry if I'm not doing a lot of dancing about all of this.

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