Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Leftier Than Thou Blogs

Michael Bérubé in his newly reinstated life as a blogger has gone and gotten himself in some kind of feud with someone called Alexander Cockburn. It's got something to do with who is a real left-wing war opponent and who is really just an imperialist puppet.

Or something.

The argument lives so far off in rhetorical wonderland that you're sort of embarrassed for everyone involved. Instead of arguing about who supported which war and who's a laptop bombardier and who's a laptop pseudo-counter-revolutionary, maybe we should get back to the actual issues at hand:
  • Osama Bin Laden is still running around free in Pakistan/Afghanistan
  • The incompetency of the Bush administration in the post-war period
Until those two issues are resolved, you're just bloviating and trying to score points in your fantasy-PoliSci office pool. Cut it out. This kind of stuff only flies in peace time (i.e. the Clinton years). And it's disgusting to accuse people of passively being responsible for the deaths of others.