February 19, 2003

Instapundit is the Borg!

You will be assimilated! Heh heh.

And guess what, he says something in this column that underscores what I said in my post below :

It's been forgotten now, but in October 2001, the media was full of dark predictions about a "quagmire" in Afghanistan, and claims that there wasn't enough "proof" that Osama bin Laden was behind the attacks. Noam Chomsky was claiming that the US was planning a "silent genocide" in which millions of Afghans would starve to death as a result of war, and humanitarian groups were more or less echoing his predictions. Meanwhile we were told that the Afghans, natural warriors, would pick off American troops by the thousand, and Muslims across the world would rise as one, plunging the planet into conflict.

Uh huh. That's why I and many others are wondering about the condition of the "peace" activists when much of their current blathering seems to be from a template with the word "Afghanistan" replaced by the word "Iraq."

Posted by Andrea Harris at February 19, 2003 10:24 PM

The quote does leave out a few obligatory parts of the template. First, no mention of the "dreaded Arab street;" second, none either of the "brutal Afghan winter," for which, one may conveniently sub in something about how impossible it'll be to fight in Iraq when it gets hot. Um, news to the world: we have night-vision equipment for a reason.

Posted by: David Jaroslav at February 20, 2003 at 12:48 AM