So virulent is the Islamophobic hysteria of the neocon and Fox News right —abetted by the useful idiocy of the Anti-Defamation League, Harry Reid and other cowed Democrats — that it has also rendered Gen. David Petraeus’s last-ditch counterinsurgency strategy for fighting the war inoperative. How do you win Muslim hearts and minds in Kandahar when you are calling Muslims every filthy name in the book in New York?I know every filthy name in the book and I'm not aware of any of the finer ones, much less the lesser ones, being tossed about during "The Mosque" debate. Who is Rich referring to? He links both the ADL and Harry Reid, but no filthy names there. Fox News, perhaps? After all, they did make Rich's headline, How Fox Betrayed Petraeus. Anyone aware of Fox going potty mouth lately? Rich doesn't cite any examples so I think it is safe to assume that there aren't any. Aside from the glorious richness of Mr. Rich pretending to give a rat's ass about Gen. Petraeus, the entire op-ed is one big joke.
Mr. Rich is perfectly welcome to express his opinion in whatever medium is sufficiently lame to have him. But there is a difference between expressing an opinion and lying. Mr. Rich is a big, fat liar. He is simply too blinded by the rainbows he imagines emanate from The Holy Unicorn's arse and therefore, he has rendered his gilded opinions useless.
Speaking of filthy names, I've thought of several related to Rich while writing this. I'll save them for another post.
Cross posted at Potluck