:: Sunday, 24 July 2005 ::
Yes the bombs were terrible but it could all be for the best...
Some idiot writing at NRO. Here it is in full. It is thankfully not long because it is a little bit of shite the author, if he grows a conscience, will be ashamed of some time soon:
The terrorist attack in Egypt is obviously horrible -- current toll: at least 65 dead, more than 200 wounded -- and it's starting to look worse than the massacre at Luxor eight years ago. But violence such as this, as bad as it is, may have the good effect of causing the Arab world to become more serious about terrorism. As with Luxor, many of these latest casualties are tourists--and tourists are an enormous boon to the Egyptian economy. How many will want to travel there now? Speaking for myself, Egypt is very high on the list of places I would like to visit in my life. But if you gave me a free airline ticket and a wad of Egyptian pounds this morning, I probably wouldn't go.
So, he gets his whole horror over quick smart and declares, 'ya it's a wake up call for them Egyptians. I mean, I like Egypt and all, some of my best friends blah blah but noooo thankyou I won't be going'.
What an ally in the war on terror, eh?
Yah. If you spell ally i-n-d-i-f-f-e-r-e-n-t.
I mean, what is the difference between this prick's attitude and that of Seamus Bloody Milne after Sept 11, with his whole 'America needs to wake up to its appalling legacy of foreign policy blah blah'?
You know what else is shitful about an attitude as bleak as his? It just screams for mad Arabs to conclude that the Yanks must have been behind the bombs. Because after all, if it will make the Arab world crack down on mad Arabs, who has the most interest in doing that right now? Yanks. Blah blah you can hear it can't you?
Lousy stuff from the right.
:: WB 3:25 am [link+] ::