Better correct than good
Posted by aogSaturday, 12 April 2003 at 17:57 TrackBack Ping URL
I saw some more anti-Iraq protestors as we were out promoting consumerism today. One of the big themes was “Support our troops – bring them home”. My first thought was that our troops are proud of what they are doing in Iraq and that one normally supports people by helping them in their endeavors, not preventing them. Morale in the field seems high. It's just another example of the faux-concern that is so typical of the solipsistic.

I also thought about the issue that one of the arguments about the evil of the US was our abandonment of the Iraqis in 1991 when they rose in revolt. This is actually a strong point yet it is somewhat undermined when the goal of the protestors is to do it again. But I suppose that maybe they're more clever than I give them credit for as they seem dedicated to the proposition that the US is the most evil regime in history. Adding another shameful national episode would help support this view. It may seem selfish and cynical, but what could be more important than validating their the world view?