Friday, July 18, 2008

Scroll down to my post on Wednesday beginning: "Ali Abunimah writes a letter" or click the link. Then read the following:

The NY Times Letters section today is titled: "In the Mideast, a Sobering Contrast." The first letter begins:
"What a sobering contrast between the celebrations in Lebanon and the mood in Israel! Here, we all stand in tears together, one people, united in our sadness ..."
etc. etc...
As'ad AbuKhalil posts a photograph. His post begins
"These are 197 dead bodies delivered by Israel to Lebanon in the prisoner exchange."
Also in the Times, in an Op-Ed, across the page from the letters above, Benny Morris writes
ISRAEL will almost surely attack Iran’s nuclear sites in the next four to seven months — and the leaders in Washington and even Tehran should hope that the attack will be successful enough to cause at least a significant delay in the Iranian production schedule, if not complete destruction, of that country’s nuclear program. Because if the attack fails, the Middle East will almost certainly face a nuclear war — either through a subsequent pre-emptive Israeli nuclear strike or a nuclear exchange shortly after Iran gets the bomb.
Nuclear blackmail.

Both As'ad AbuKhalil and Helena Cobban caught this. Where are Josh Marshall, Laura Rosen and the rest of the righteous Zionists? Where is the rest of the "reality based" community?
Nowhere. Because no reality based community has ever existed, or ever will. Those who claim to represent one, who claim to represent "reason" against "unreason" are hypocrites of the worst sort. Or they would be, if they didn't believe their own lies.

Arguing from reason, evidence becomes irrelevant.

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