Wanker Of The Day

3 comments June 25th, 2007at 11:39am Posted by Eli

Roger Cohen:

Have we liberal interventionists of the Balkans, members of the rapidly emptying school of “liberal hawks,” been too quick to abandon our principles out of fear of alignment with the neo-cons?

Or perhaps, more inexcusably, have we fallen short merely because of a failure of the imagination, an inability to conceive of and work for a better Middle East, as if Arabs and freedom were somehow incompatible?

I think so….


The price of “stability” safeguarded by cynicism is worth recalling at a time when the Middle East’s name is instability. Whatever else the bungled Iraq operation has been, it marked the end of American buttressing of a poisonous Middle Eastern stasis and a murderous Stalinist regime.


The global jihadists were not created by the Iraq invasion. They were thriving on American policy prior to it.

The manifold blunders of America in Iraq have made it unfashionable to recall such truths.

Or maybe, just maybe, we opposed the invasion because we knew there was no good reason for it. Maybe we opposed it because we knew it would be executed in the most incompetent and inhumane way imaginable, and that it would, in fact, strengthen Islamist terrorism.

That Cohen still doesn’t see this after 4+ years suggests that he must be hooked up to a permanent Kool-Aid IV.

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Media,Wankers,War


  • 1. Ruth  |  June 25th, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    No one could have anticipated the depth and comprehensive nature of the incompetence and inhumanity of the cretin in chief and his toadies.

  • 2. Eli  |  June 25th, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    I had a pretty good idea about the incompetence. The inhumanity was mildly surprising.

    But only mildly.

  • 3. Multi Medium » I Sp&hellip  |  June 25th, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    […] I was a little too hasty in naming Roger Cohen my Wanker Of The Day.  I had not yet seen Emily Yoffe’s ghastly WaPo column, but The Carpetbagger deals with it […]

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