Tuesday, June 13, 2006

John Derbyshire on Iraq: We didn't kill enough of them

John Derbyshire no longer supports the war with Iraq Derbyshire is a neocon, so this is significant. Or rather it would be if he opposed the war for sane and logical reasons, reasons which would include: (1) We can't afford it (2) Iraq has no WMDs (3) Iraq was not linked to Al Queda; and so on.

But no. Derbyshire has turned against the war because he doesn't think we've been brutal enough:
"So why am I eating crow? Because I think it was foolish of me to suppose that the administration would act with the punitive ruthlessness I hoped to see. The rubble-and-out approach was not one that this administration, or perhaps any administration in the present state of our culture, would be willing to pursue. The universalist dogmas that rule unchallenged in our media and educational institutions have fixed their grip on our foreign policy, too. When the Founders of our nation said -all men- they had in mind Christian Anglo-Saxon men. Our leaders, though, want to bring the whole world under the scope of those grand Lockeian principles.
Perhaps a Muslim holocaust would satisfy Derbyshires ambitions?. Clearly, it's not just that stupid Lakewood Rabbi who believes the non-whites are another species altogether.

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