Friday, June 29, 2007

For someone who complains all too often ...

... That words are being put into his mouth, I would think that he would be happy that he is now on record to correct the error. The argument that it is selective quotations also stopped holding water when he started using Michael Ledeen quotes (unlinked to any original source or context, one might add) to lay the victims of global communism at the man's feet.

As an example of which, take a look at this cheap shot in which he takes a column by VDF about war of attrition and uses Daniel Larison (his preferred paleocon intellectual) to make some kind of allegation that VDH regards them as nothing more than pawns to be sacrificed because he's one of "the Creative Destruction theorists, the Grand Political Strategists and the secular messianic End to Evil visionaries." I would be very interested to hear Mark explain who exactly these people are and what exactly he thinks that they want. Is Michael Novak, for instance, among them? Is Father Neuhaus?

I also notice that it was only the death and destruction in Lebanon from last summer's war that got Mark's attention. Interesting, that.

3 comments:

Donald R. McClarey said...

I truly wonder if Mark even read the entire column by VDH? If he did he obviously didn't understand it, as his quoting of the comments by that twit Larison amply demonstrate. To explain it in very simple terms for Larison and Mark, the problem in Lebanon is not Israel or the neo-con bogeyman. It is Hezbollah and their Iranian financiers. Got it yet? Hopefully the rationing of gas in Iran, and that remarkable feat is on a par with the old cold war joke of the Sahara running out of sand if the Soviets seized it, and the gas riots of a truly ticked off population may deter the desire of the mullahs to start an apocalyptic war in the Middle East.

Anonymous said...

Larison is not a twit! He's a brilliant intellectual whose sandals you are not worthy to untie!

Of course being a brilliant intellectual usually means one is stark raving bonkers. Larison is no exception.

Anonymous said...

Got it yet? Hopefully the rationing of gas in Iran, and that remarkable feat is on a par with the old cold war joke of the Sahara running out of sand if the Soviets seized it, and the gas riots of a truly ticked off population may deter the desire of the mullahs to start an apocalyptic war in the Middle East.

Assuming this isn't just another evil plot by Khamenei and his lunatic puppet Ahmadinejad to stockpile gas for war.