So "evil genius" Korpulent Kocksucker Karl Rove does exactly what I pointed out yesterday--he conflates criticism of the war or our tactics with criticism of the soldiers:
"Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year?" Mr. Rove asked. "Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals."
And then another wacko had this to say:
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), who joined Pryce at the press conference, told Cybercast News Service that it "is just inconceivable and truly incorrigible that in the midst of the war, that the Democratic leaders would be conducting guerrilla warfare on American troops..."
Oh my, this is politics at its dirtiest...another Repuke said that "what we've seen from Democrat leaders is a growing pattern of jumping at any chance to point the finger at our own troops, bending over backwards to promote the interests of terror-camp detainees while dragging our military's honored reputation through the mud."
You can plainly see the button-pushing, hyperbolic phrases--"our military's honored reputation," "guerilla warfare on American troops." What Dick Durbin said had nothing to do with besmirching our military's honored reputation--it merely pointed out that the tactics which have been authorized by our leaders, i.e., Rumsfeld, et. al. are plainly against what America stands for.
The whole war is wrong, not the troops. Love the troops, hate the war. But these motherfuckers are playing the dirtiest of games--deliberately misrepresenting what Democrats and antiwar activists have said for their own political gain. It's what Bob Somerby of the Daily Howler has been pointing out for seven years now--these people are making a joke of our public discourse.
So we have to fight back and fight back hard and dirty. Like Dr. Alterman has been saying recently, we have to abandon our so-called "principles" of fair play and logic and so forth. We're after results, not a game fairly played. We have to get it together and not have Democrats/liberals backbiting and contradicting each other. We have to present a united front and do our bickering in private.
Our main goal has to be getting these Repukes out of power and reminding Red-Staters and the media that it is perfectly acceptable and logical to LOVE THE TROOPS, HATE THE WAR...