i (i) wrote,

from the billmon feed

"I see from a stroll around the blogosphere that the conservatives aren't the only ones playing the blame game and sharpening the attack lines. And I just got an email from some allegedly left-wing son of bitch chortling about imperial chickens coming home to roost and Michael Collins raising a toast in hell.

To which, all I can say is: What the fuck is wrong with you people??

Thirty seven innocents are dead, hundreds more are wounded, a city is paralyzed, and you're acting like this is the spin room at the last presidential debate -- or your own private revenge fantasy.

It's almost as bad as the columnist for the Guardian who blithely referred to America in the wake of 9/11 as a "bully with a bloody nose" -- smugly oblivious to the fact that the blood in question was the blood of more than 3,000 innocent human beings.

There will be plenty of time later to argue whether London does or does not demonstrate the failure of the flypaper strategy, whether the Rovians did or did not deliberately blew the cover on a British counterterrorism operation, and whether the right-wing media is or is not milking today's attack for political gain.

But right now I gotta agree with Kevin Drum: Just for today -- or what's left of it -- can't we drop the politics and the armchair quarterbacking and treat this like the terrible human tragedy that is? Just this once?

I mean, I know that's too much to ask of the conservatives, but aren't we supposed to be better than that?"

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