Quickly, Sherman, into the wayback machine to just two weeks ago, when your humble scribe made a bold prediction:
Oh, dear (do I really need to add the emphasis?):
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AFP) - American troops launched a massive hunt for three missing comrades on Saturday amid fears they had been kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents during a pre-dawn attack that left five other soldiers dead.
Quick -- any bets on how long it's going to be before Americans rediscover the Geneva Conventions?
And pretty much right on schedule, the rediscovery begins:
Indeed, the news that Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr.'s body showed signs of possible torture has been met by the human rights brigade with...
The continued search for our two other missing soldiers has been met by the human rights brigade with...
This Memorial Day weekend, break the silence and remember our soldiers who suffered and sacrificed. Remember American courage and strength in the face of brutality. Remember the difference between good and evil.
And just in case you'd forgotten that difference, let me give you a quick refresher. Because, here at Canadian Cynic, being educational is what we're all about.
Ack! Linking to Malkin without warning should be against the Geneva Conventions, the quaint rules for other people.
Your link does not mention the GC. And you do not attempt to address the content of the link itself.
For all your bullshit, you have proved nothing. And you wonder why you're called moonbat.
"Your link does not mention the GC. And you do not attempt to address the content of the link itself."
Ah, yes, I see your problem. This is because I trust that my normal readers are capable of filling in the blanks using their extraordinary powers of critical thought, without being spoon-fed the point I am trying to make.
That's why you and I are probably never going to hang out together. Ah, well ... my loss, I'm sure.
The joy of being a bilious harridan; the freedom to be wildly inconsistent and incoherent.
Life is just so much simpler that way...isn't it, lpsxc?
And yet, you still cannot deal with the actual content of the link you chose to illustrate your feeble point. Perhaps you spend too much time courting the hero-worship of arse-licking poltroons like that ti-guy fellow?
But then, life's just so much simpler that way, isn't it?
And yet, you still cannot deal with the actual content of the link you chose to illustrate your feeble point.
What the heck are you talking about? Let me break it down:
- CC predicts that in the aftermath of American soldiers being taken prisoner, wingnuts who previously were all in favour of the use of torture would start crying foul
- MM does just that - in the linked piece. The rank hypocracy is more than a little obvious.
Or are you ignoring CC's point and moving on to MM's whine about some perceived lack of outrage from the "human rights brigade"?
Well, I'll tell you one thing: most of the "human rights brigade" is primarily concerned with the actions of their own representatives in government and the military, as opposed to the actions of people over whom they have zero influence whatsoever.
And I'll tell you another thing: don't mistake (perceived) silence for some kind of approval. If you want approval, go read MM's book on the indefinite incarceration of innocent people.
CC predicts that in the aftermath of American soldiers being taken prisoner, wingnuts who previously were all in favour of the use of torture would start crying foul....
No, shithead, he predicted comments about the Geneva Convention specifically.
'Shithead', that's very sweet - and I don't even know you.
he predicted comments about the Geneva Convention specifically.
That's really the split hair that you're wasting our time with here?
Excellent point, sir. Bravo. We're all in awe of your dialectical skills. Certainly "Geneva Conventions" should never be read as shorthand for "policies supporting respect for human rights in a time of war". The two concepts are entirely different, as anyone who isn't a shithead can plainly see.
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