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Friday, July 26, 2002
Yesterday Glenn Reynolds called Eric Alterman "brave" for Alterman's defense of recent Israeli military actions.
What exactly is so brave about an American coming out in support of America's big ally? (An ally that, as I noted yesterday, some Americans view as nothing but an extension of U.S. interests?) It seems to me that Reynolds like many bloggers is so much in the mindset of being under beseiged by anti-war thought, or even thought that is any way critical of U.S. foreign policy, that they deem anybody who supports U.S. military actions as somehow being brave despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans support these actions. There is nothing brave about getting with the program especially for somebody like Alterman who has already said he supports the "war on terror." (I find a link to that but Alterman's blog doesn't all you to go to the archives as far as I can tell.)
Wait a second, I suppose it is always possible that Alexander "Henry Hill " Cockburn, Noam "Tommy DeVito" Chomsky and Edward "Jimmy Conway" Said could run a hit. I mean look what they did to Hitch...