Drew, on Apr 9 2003, 11:46 AM, said:
I know who's missed the point here. It's not George Bush.
How anyone--ANYONE--can say, "Yes, they held children prisoners, but . . ." is beyond my ability to comprehend without getting extremely angry.
Drew, I demand you retract that implication about my words. How dare you twist them like that? How dare you imply I'm in any way an apologist for the atrocities of that monster? My point is that we should not use his atrocities as an apologia for the extremely reckless course the Bush administration has taken. That we can't reduce the world to a comic book and assume that any action taken against an evil person will automatically result in rainbows and sunshine.
You and I are totally in agreement about the atrocities of Saddam's regime, and I find it atrocious that you would imply otherwise. The only place where we disagree is on what the right response to it should've been. That is what I object to -- the simpleminded assumption that the problem automatically justifies the solution, and the deeply malicious assumption that anyone who disagrees with the government's solution is part of the problem. How dare you, Drew? How the hell dare you imply that I could possibly apologize for the brutalization of children? We've had our disagreements, but this is the most awful thing you've ever said about me, and I DEMAND that you apologize! How dare you vilify me with this kind of mindless propagandistic b*llsh*t?
I know I'm violating my responsibilities as a moderator here, but I don't care -- the implication of your words is utterly inexcusable. You have gone beyond the pale here. You, who are so hypersensitive in the Mod Lounge to the tiniest implication of aspersions against a poster -- now you turn around and accuse me of sanctioning child abuse??? That is sheer hypocrisy. Shame on you!
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