Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Throwing ol' Johnson under the bandwaggon

I think it is time to be frank about some things. Charles Johnson knows absolutely nothing about Iraq. I wonder if he has even ever read a single book on Iraq, much less written one. He knows no Arabic. He has never lived in an Arab country. He can't read Iraqi newspapers or those of Iraq's neighbors. He knows nothing whatsoever about Shiite Islam, the branch of the religion to which a majority of Iraqis adheres. Why should we pretend that Charles Johnson's opinion on the significance and nature of the elections in Iraq last Sunday matters? It does not.

Charles Johnson was a cheerleader for the unprovoked, unilateral US attack on Iraq. The reason he repeatedly gave was that Iraq was a) close to having a nuclear weapon b) Johnson's friend's pet lizard was at an airport drinking beer during 9/11 and c) because the Arabs are all alike...
It wasn't us!

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