shouldn't i feel cheated right now?
I SHOULDN'T be so happy. After all, I'm a right-wing deathbeast, and the end (or near end) of a war should upset me, because we conservatives lust for war all the time. Except when we have to fight it ourselves, of course. Being chickenhawks and all.
And the toppling of a fascist dictator should have me all weepy and nostalgic for Hitler. Because I'm a fascist, according to much of the mail I receive.
Those Iraqis dancing in the streets? That should really piss me off, because I want to oppress them and steal their oil. Why are they even able to dance? I was promised 500,000 murders, yet thus far only 1,000 or so innocents have died.
So why am I so damn happy? I really can't explain.
I'd go and ask some oppression-hating anti-fascist peace activists about it, but for some reason they're all incredibly depressed.
He's got a major point there.
For all of you who wrote me hate mail, left nasty comments or derided my "warmongering" on your own blog, read the above and answer the questions.
Why was I crying with joy today?
Why do I feel like dancing?
Why am I so damn happy watching the people of Iraq celebrate?
Perhaps I am not so bloodythirsty as many of you think. Maybe I am not the callous, evil bastard you portray me to be because I am pro-war. Perhaps, despite your best twist of words, all my pro-war posturing really did mean that I wanted the liberation of Iraq, that the best interest of the Iraqi people were in my heart.
And maybe all your silence and hand wringing an dropping rain on the parade of liberated happiness means that you are what you were accusing us of.
The phrase self-centered comes to mind.