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Wednesday, November 06, 2002
Speaking of Andrew Sullivan, head over to smarterandrewsullivan.blogspot.com for some good laughs.
I don't read Sullivan all that much but every time I do I find the unspoken assumptions that guide his site to be strange. For instance on October 23 he used the following quote from Mary McGrory:
But as we barrel down the road to war with Iraq, maybe we ought to quiz our unilateralist president about why it is necessary for us to bomb, invade and occupy Iraq while North Korea gets the striped-pants treatment. Is it because North Korea has a million men under arms? Is it because Kim Jong Il never threatened to kill Bush's father, or because he has no oil, or is not a Muslim?Seems like a reasonable question to me but Sullivan in a matter of fact fashion calls it a "SONTAG AWARD NOMINEE," which in his lexicon is an award for which:
Nominees are solicited for statements by public figures uttered in the same spirit as Susan Sontag's post-9/11 preference for the "courage" of Islamist mass murderers as opposed to the "cowardice" of NATO air-pilots over the skies in Iraq. Glib moral equivalence in the war on terror and visceral anti-Americanism are qualities most admired by the judges in this category.Is it just me or is there a disconnect between the awards description and the contents of the McGory quote? Or could it be that Sullivan's real message is something to the effect of "thou shall not criticize Bush's war making"?