Eff's Rambles (Archive)

8/21/2003

War Protestors and Hannity & Colmes

Not all of them are, but is it me or does the show more often than not manage to find the dumbest representatives of the anti war movement?

I don't remember all examples, but here's a recent one.

Some guy was on Hannity & Colmes (his name and affiliations I don't remember, I just know he's one of those who would have to defend themselves if the US government decided to go after them for violating sanctions by trying to be human shields in Iraq). My feeling is that it may not be worth it to go after them for it. Looks kind of mean, too. Well, he's mentioning things, most of which I don't remember. The one thing I do remember is his contention that US bombing caused the mass graves. He cited no reports for this, nor did Hannity, the one who brought up the issue, mention the Iraqi uprising in 1991. My point is that there are, if I understand correctly, various graves or places where deceased people were kept. Iranians killed by Iraqis in their war, Iraqis killed by US bombing in the first gulf war, maybe some killed by US bombing in the second gulf war, and whoever Saddam felt he had to (or did for his own amusement. Why weren't distinctions between the graves mentioned by either side in the debate? Hannity, as you might have surmised, is no Socrates either. Behold the power of sound bite arguing.

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