Wednesday, March 21, 2007 9:48 AM
A public spelling error. Mark your calendar, C... you won't see that often from me. :)
Ok, ok... we've hashed this out in private, but a public offense deserves a public apology. I was tired... the word I was hunting for was "entertainment," not "help." And yes, that's a playful jab at your (ideological) minority status around here, and yes, as you say, spelling counts. So I guess we're even.
And, for the record, I DO want your help.
AND I'll grant you that the video has its moments. It's funny. Unfortunately, it has WAY too much in common at an intellectual level with the actual substance of the Left side of the debate about Iraq. That makes the video a whole lot less funny, and it doesn't do much for the debate, either.
C, you made a number of assertions in your comment, and I'd be interested to see you defend those assertions, perhaps in their own posts. You pick your own topics, obviously, but here are the assertions I see above:
- That our military presence in Iraq constitutes an "occupation."
- That this presence daily costs money, lives, maimings, the destruction of families, and the creation of emnity, in increasing measure.
- That these costs render our presence there absurd, and borderline insane.
You make these assertions as if they were a matter of established fact... but they aren't. Not here.
So feel free to try and establish them... or at least concede that the question remains to be settled and treat the topic accordingly.