May 13, 2011

"The Left Cried"

There was a pretty noxious article that got passed around by quite a few of my Facebook friends today, it's from David Horowitz's Front Page site and is titled "Why the Left Cried When Osama Died." The article flogs the assumption that 1. "The Left" was happy about 9/11 and 2. "The Left" is sad that Osama Bin Laden is dead.

Now, if you're on "The Left," chances are the article would come as news to you, because chances are no, you didn't cry. I know a whole lot of liberals and leftists, and every one of them saw 9/11 as a horrible tragedy and is thrilled that Bin Laden was killed.

I sort of thought Obama ordering the successful killing of Osama would put to a rest all this talk of a mythical "leftist-Islamist alliance." But I guess not. I mean, there's nothing liberal about al-Qaeda.

Sure, a handful of schmucks like Noam Chomsky have said what you'd expect them to say, and various people, including theologians, have pondered the ethical implications of assassinating terrorists. But the other 99 percent of those who identify as liberal want no part of that and celebrated Bin Laden's death as a great day.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 13, 2011 11:00 AM
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