Monday, August 07, 2006

the TWOT is TWAT

* josh:
"I'm hearing two streams of conversation about the war -- two whole worlds of conversation and debate, you might say, often as distinct from each other as night and day.

One is the one we all see every day in the mainstream news -- the major papers and news networks and so on. And then there's another -- one I'm exposed to largely, but not exclusively, through email we get at TPM.

And it's this latter conversation that's engaged my attention, rattled me and intensified and deepened my belief in Zionism"
there's some risk that comment may be taken out of context, so read the whole thing. i suspect that there will be some commentary about his statements tomorrow - possibly including some backtracking from josh himself.

i haven't given much (any?) commentary on this issue. my thoughts can basically be summarized as:
1. war is bad.
2. war crimes are bad.
3. there is an extraordinary pro-israeli bias in american media and am.politics.
4. this war appears to be a part of a larger agenda - one that scares the hell out of me.
5. the TWOT is TWAT.
6. the magic democracy-fairy really ought to start waving her magic wand real soon.

2 comments:

rimone said...

yes, the TWAT: Total War Against Timber.

oh wait--never mind, lol. (sorry for the link-whoring but i couldn't resist.) :-)

lukery said...

lol - i bet the timbre (sic) is really scared today. although there'll only be 10 days of sufferin this year...