Wednesday, July 18, 2007

That scraping you hear ...


... is the sound of goalposts being moved as, back here, commenter "anonymous" plays the humanitarian card to defend Operation Afghan Adventure:

FYI - we are in Afghanistan to protect it's [sic] people from the Taliban and aid it's [sic] reconstruction.

OK, that's noble enough, but then I'm puzzled by previous commenter "surecure" in that same comments thread:

Cynic, enjoy the freedoms that so many soldiers' deaths has [sic] bought you.

So which is it, then? Are Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan dying for our safety and security, or only for that of the Afghanis? Gosh, but it's confusing when you don't quite have your story straight.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Are Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan dying for our safety and security, or only for that of the Afghanis?"

Why can't it be both?

Dr. Stimplove said...

Oh, anonymous, you're so clever. And brave.
I'll answer your question with a question: How is a Canadian soldier's death "buying" my freedom?

Ti-Guy said...

Dearest Anonymous...it can be whatever your beautiful little mind wants it to be. That's the genius of being wingnut...reality has no part to play in how the universe unfolds.

Michael said...

Look... CC may have a valid point, but he made it in a truly appalling way. Any validity that might have been attached to the point were erased by the vicious rebuke of a woman speaking from a position of profound shock. To the last few "Why am I so bad when the other side is obviously trying to hold a hypocritical position?" CC bleats, I would suggest simply that two wrongs don't make a right, and would further argue that CC's continued citation of earlier rightwing whines, rants and diatribes smells of, "Methinks thou dost protest too much".

CC is starting to look like Gahan Wilson's decrepit soldier standing in the complete rubble of a destroyed world, exulting, "I think I won!" Well, good for him, I guess, but winning a flamewar means nothing when you burn your own credibility to ashes in the process.

Ti-Guy said...

CC may have a valid point, but he made it in a truly appalling way.

Freedom of expression is tricky that way. I suggest you ignore what insults your soul and/or your delicate sensibilities.

...I don't read BT blogs for that very reason.

Anonymous said...

Freedom of expression is tricky that way. I suggest you ignore what insults your soul and/or your delicate sensibilities.

Any thoughts about practicing what you preach "thai-guy"?

genslub3 said...

How is a Canadian soldier's death "buying" my freedom?


Ask chretien he's the one who sent them their and now his party wants to run like cowardly dogs.

dr. stimplove said...

So, in other words, Genny, you have no answer to the question? You just blame the mess on the Libs. BTW, just FYI, I dislike the Libs about as much as the I dislike the Conservative party you presumably support.