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LarryNaselli.com
Thursday, August 18, 2005
The Exception That Proves The Rule

Check out this lead in The Washington Post:
"CRAWFORD, Tex., Aug. 12 -- Cindy Sheehan vaulted into national consciousness this month on the power of her story as the grieving mother of a fallen soldier."

Oh really? The Post et al. continually reminds us the War on Terro has produced no significant result (50 million human beings liberated from tyranny? So what? A dangerous and tyrannical enemy replaced by a pluralistic democracy in the heart of the Middle East? Big deal. Thousands of Jihadists sent to meet Allah? Whoop-dee-do.) other than nearly two-thousand fallen soldiers, most of whom presumably have grieving mothers. So why is the story of this deeply disturbed woman, Cindy Sheehan, supposedly so powerful, and not the others? The glaring fact is that Cindy Sheehan's anti-Bush hysterics are the exception that proves the rule, i.e. that the vast majority of those grieving mothers are proud that their sons gave their life in a great and noble cause, and support the President and the War? Think about it, if Cindy Sheehan represents the norm, why is she such a big story?

Remember the State of the Union address last January, when the Iraqi woman with the purple thumb embraced the Red State mother of a fallen U.S. Marine? Oh how the media elites sneered at this "stagecraft" and "emotional manipulation." They wondered knowingly if the evil genius Karl Rove himself had perhaps assigned their seating, so as to facilitate the photo-op.

But Cindy Sheehan, like the Jersey Girls, Richard Clark, Joseph Wilson, or anyone else willing to take a shot a G.W., is presumptively granted the purest and noblest of motives (evidently Casey Sheehan's extended family doesn't agree in this case), and the ever-vigilant watchdog media shows not the slightest curiosity to know who Cindy Sheehan's handlers are, as they would if her name were, say Paula Jones (speaking of which, try to imagine Karl Rove going on the cable news shows to say, "Cindy Sheehan? If you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find."). Nor is Old Media interested in reporting Cindy Sheehan's obsessive Jew-hating rants, or wondering why exactly it is that she finds solidarity with David Duke.

It's stunning how uncurious the Leftist Media can be in the interest of the greater object of making America lose.

Has Cindy Sheehan truly "vaulted (as if she propelled herself and the media just showed up to report the story like they would report a building on fire, just as curious as everyone else to know what's going on) into the national consciousness"? And do you think anybody lame-brained enough to fall for these cheap tricks is not already a loyal Democrat voter?

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:15 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, October 10, 2005 11:06 AM CDT
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Saturday, October 8, 2005 - 1:16 PM CDT


" The Post et al. continually reminds us the Iraq War has produced no significant result (50 million human beings liberated from tyranny?"

There's only 26 million people in Iraq, and they are being led inevitably towards tyranny of a different stripe, namely an islamic state.

"A dangerous and tyrannical enemy replaced by a pluralistic democracy in the heart of the Middle East?"

Iraq will end up much more like Iran than a pluralistic democracy. There is absolutely no reason to believe otherwise.

"Scores of thousands of Jihadists sent to meet Allah?"

We've killed over 40 thousand jihadists? Where are these numbers from?

"The glaring fact is that Cindy Sheehan's anti-Bush hysterics are the exception that proves the rule, i.e. that the vast majority of those grieving mothers are proud that their sons gave their life in a great and noble cause, and support the President and the War?"

So a mother is not supposed to have a negative opinion of the man who sent her son to die? All of the recent polls would suggest otherwise as to the claim that "the vast majority of those grieving mothers are proud that their sons gave their life in a great and noble cause, and support the President and the War".

Monday, October 10, 2005 - 8:23 AM CDT

Name: Larry Naselli
Home Page: http://inmypajamas.blog

Thanks for your comment, and for highlighting two mis-statements. I meant to write "The Post et al. continually reminds us the War on Terror has produced no significant result..." As for the number of Jihadists killed, I stand corrected to "thousands."

Do you honestly think the country is seething with hundreds of Cindy Sheehans, just looking for the right ditch in which to set up camp?

Monday, October 17, 2005 - 10:47 AM CDT

Name: Larry Naselli
Home Page: http://inmypajamas.blog


on October 8th you wrote: “Iraq will end up much more like Iran than a pluralistic democracy. There is absolutely no reason to believe otherwise.”

On October 15th the Iraqis held an election to accept or reject a proposed constitution. It appears that this federalist constitution (guaranteeing free speech, equality before the law, and rights for women) has been ratified, and with the assent of large numbers of Sunnis.

does this development give you any reason to believe that Iraq may turn out differently than Iran's anti-American Islamic tyranny? (the fruit of American dis-engagement, if you recall) Would ANYTHING give you reason to believe, or are you just a confirmed disbeliever?


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