I gotta hand it to Teddy boy, he's really going out on that limb of nutiness to draw a crowd.
Problem is, I really don't know what to do with this one. Excerpt:
bq. Had they stood firmly against the war and Bush, on the right side of history, they might have helped slow or even reverse the rush to war during the winter of 2002-3. Their failure to accurately assess the case for war, coupled with their willful blindness to this Administration's neofascist tendencies, contributed to needless carnage, attacks on individual rights and the creation of dozens of covert CIA gulags around the world. Every time someone was raped at Abu Ghraib, Bagram Air Base or Gitmo, Tom Friedman and Christopher Hitchens and Bill O'Reilly and David Brooks were de facto accomplices.
He ends his little screed with this:
The pro-war pundits got the biggest story of their careers dead wrong. Now a lot of people are wrongly dead. The fact that this sorry lot still draw paychecks is a tribute to America's infinite capacity for forgiveness.
It's really making my head hurt.
Ted Rall, who told people to not support our soldiers. Ted Rall, who has published countless numbers of columns, cartoons and the like all but supporting (and in one or two cases outright supporting) terrorists and insurgents in Iraq, Ted Rall who thinks that someone calling a newspaper to say that they don't like a shitty cartoon they carry is crushing of dissent - he wants the war commentators fired.
And he implicates them in crimes. How very Vast Right Wing Conspiracy of you, Ted.
I'm starting to think that I should end my relationship with Mr. Rall. This column is far beyond the pale that just reading it made me feel...icky, for lack of a better word. I see Ted in a whole new light now. He's the kid in the back of the class, the one with snot stains on his sleeve and a crust of saliva around his mouth, the one who talks to himself on the playground and whose personality is a guaranteed friend repellant.
Is there anyone who wants to touch this guy now? Even most lefties I talk to - and I mean leaning towards moonbat lefties - hold up garlic cloves and crosses when I mention his name.
One has to believe that most of the supportive mail he prints is either from make believe friends or made with some random fan mail generator, maybe the same one that Vincent Gallo
You can go to land of make believe and you can pretend, but in the end you still have no friends
Ted, I think this is goodbye. We've had joy, we've had fun, we had treason in the sun...I just can't keep reading the work of someone whose words make me feel as if I stuck my hand in a bowl of worms.
(thanks to Jim
for the link)