Saturday, July 10, 2004

The Moore Gospel

Lest we forget, amid all those newsmagazine photos of Moore draped in, or carrying, the flag, Victor Davis Hanson collects the short list from the big man's big mouth:

At a time of war, he scoffs at 9-11 as if the wrong Americans were dying: If someone did this [9/11] to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him!

He praises our enemies who are beheading innocents in Iraq: The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?

He shows contempt for our dead who fought and died for the right of Iraqis to vote: "I'm sorry, but the majority of Americans supported this war once it began and, sadly, that majority must now sacrifice their children until enough blood has been let that maybe - just maybe - God and the Iraqi people will forgive us in the end."

He slurs civilian workers like Nick Berg and Paul Johnson who were trying to help rebuild Iraq: "Those are not contractors in Iraq. They are not there to fix a roof or to pour concrete in a driveway. They are MERCENARIES and SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE."

He has contempt for Americans outside his circle of sycophants: "They are possibly the dumbest people on the planet ... We Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We don't know about anything that's happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing."