Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The reason why I don't read Antiwar.com anymore.

Back in 1998 or 1999, I started to read a few columns from Antiwar.com. Mostly it was because of the tone of "insider knowledge" about the military situation in Kosovo that was brewing. But at a certain point, the conspiracy theories got so crazy that they just weren't credible anymore. The posts that drove me from Antiwar.com on a permanent basis were a lot like Attack of the Oxymorons. Here is one of the tamer paragraphs:
Only Bush can save Sharon, now. Under cover of a regional conflagration, the ultra-nationalist dream of a Greater Israel could be quickly accomplished. While all eyes are on Baghdad, what is happening on the West Bank could be contained to the back pages, a sidebar, at most, to the main event. Pressure on the President to make war is increasing, with hotheads like Charles Krauthammer demanding to know why the President is "going wobbly" while others confidently predict the outbreak of hostilities sometime early next year, or perhaps even sooner.
The recent news from Israel: Prime Minister Sharon is seeking a withdrawal from the Gaza strip. Until that "Greater Israel" shows up, and I'm not holding my breath, I'll continue to boycott the offensive filth that boils up from that website.

Suprisingly enough, the post I linked to is one of the tamer posts. Paul Craig Roberts (who, amazingly, coauthored an op-ed in the New York Times with Senator Chuck Schumer some time ago) published an article that is literally insane with hatred. If there is one thing that conservatives and liberals can agree on, it is that this Buchananite Right must be stridently opposed.

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