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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Misdirected Blame

So I'm angry at some of the Bloggers on the Left and their commenters today. Sue me. The fact that the response to the terrorist attacks in London on many of the liberal blogs is vitriolic blame directed at GWB and Tony Blair is just sick stuff. It doesn't surprise me that one of the first comments on this post about the attacks at Atrios reads: "F- Bush and Blair and their enablers". Talk about misdirected blame. If you want to blame anyone, how about you place the blame squarely where it belongs: on the terrorists who orchestrated and pulled off these attacks. If you're really thirsty for some rage, how about you direct it towards some of the Muslim Clerics who openly called for killing innocent people, and their fellow Muslims who refuse to condemn these attitudes. Last I checked, 9/11 happened before Iraq was invaded.


Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

I think you need to differentiate between the blogger and his or her commenters. As I blogger, I am sure you know that the views of you commenters don't necessarily reflect yours.

10:55 AM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Do you follow these blogs? I consider myself to have certain liberal leanings, but some of the vitriol from the bloggers themselves is just nauseating.

10:58 AM  
Blogger orthomom said...

There. I added that I'm angry at their commenters also.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

"Do you follow these blogs?"

I was focusing on Atrios. I didn't anything wrong with his posts today and he is generally on firmly on the left side of things. I haven't done the grand tour today though.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Looking Forward said...

though we can't forget that we're the ones giving they the precedent for their actions. (one persons freedom fighters are another's terrorist group!) we have been making police action a standard thing to stick our heads in to the mess out side of our country. so, they are now responding through the fighting of it in the only way they can. sure we should be taking punishing, but we also need to make sure that there is less precident in the future for such initiative.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So I'm angry at some of the Bloggers on the Left and their commenters today. Sue me."

Love how you write.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Looking Forward said...

change "taking punnishment" to Giving punishmen. sorry. typo. please forgive much.

11:31 AM  
Blogger The Town Crier said...

Blaming Bush and Blair for the bomb blasts in London is like that Heshy freak blaming support of David Dinkins for the death of Ennis Cosby.

12:00 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Speaking of that, TTC, did you catch Heshy's comment about the bombing on DB? He makes me ill.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Looking Forward said...

this is what? the third of fourth time i've posted on there for heshy to shut up? i really need to just start avoiding the threads heshy puts non-sense on. it would probably make life easier.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Agree with you, Orthomom. I avoid the leftist blogs on days like this (not that I'm a big fan of them anyway).

9:40 PM  
Blogger YOSEF said...

I believe the west is partially responsible for all this terrorism. For years they looked the other way when the Arabs commited terrorism against Israel,referring to it as a "cycle of violence". Arafat was treated as a diplomat and leader. Instead of villifying the Arabs for their terrorism they encouraged them into beleiving terrorism is an acceptable mode of "freedom fighting. They are now reaping what they sowed.
Yosef | 07.07.05 - 6:35 pm | #


9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that the response to the terrorist attacks in London on many of the liberal blogs is vitriolic blame directed at GWB and Tony Blair is just sick stuff.

Why is their reponse "sick?" I read the same blogs, and I find just as much invective aimed towards the bombers as towards Bush and Blair.

Bush's anti-terroism policies are useless, they seem to be geared more towards maintaining a permanent state of dread for domestic political advantage than a plan to actually put Al-Qeada and similar groups out of business. Blair's problem is that he's apparantly unwilling to push back on Bush, even though he is perfectly aware that Bush is full of BS. Had Blair refused to go along with the Iraq invasion, I suspect it might not have happened.

Personally, I feel betrayed by Bush and the right wing. After 9/11 (and I got to see it close up), I was willing to overcome my politcial distaste for the guy and stand behind him. But all he did was use the events as an excuse to play sleazy power politics and advance the extreme right-wing political agenda that, if you believe polls, isn't supported by the American public. Yeah, what the bombers did was despicable, but Osama isn't my president, and I wasn't betrayed by the Jihadists. And the bombing in London has shown that the "War on Terror" has been a failure.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -H.L. Mencken"

8:07 AM  
Blogger Jack Steiner said...

And the bombing in London has shown that the "War on Terror" has been a failure.

I must be so caught up in my own rhetoric that I cannot see straight, but I find comments like that to be as shortsighted and foolish as those who blame Bush/Blair.

The War on Terror was never going to be solved in a day. It is a long, time consuming process.

Foolish, foolish, foolish. You cannot change things overnight or even within a few years.

1:11 PM  
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