Friday, August 28, 2009

Still Right About the War

it's not nutpicking when I'm only quoting Megan.

Megan McArdle (Replying to: nickzi) August 28, 2009 9:15 AM

The people opposing national health care believe it will be a giant clusterfuck that will, one way or another, kill millions of people. Your inability to imagine any possible legitimate disagreement with your position is part of the problem.

Yes, some of the people who worry are idiots. Trust me, so were some of the Iraq war opponents I argued with. They were also right, and I vastly underestimated the difficulty of achieving the good ends I genuinely believed the Iraq war would bring about. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
Refusing to acknowledge that death panels might somehow be real makes you PART OF THE PROBLEM. Acknowledging that the insurance companies kill people makes you PART OF THE PROBLEM.

But hey, Megan supported the preemptive invasion of a foreign nation for only the best reasons, and not at all because of an impotent blood lust, she's soooooooooooooooooooo sorry. That n the preemptive 2x4 are irrelevant to asking whether we can trust reactionary extreme right wingers with LOADED FIREARMS in peaceful public meetings where every aspect of reality is in opposition to their illogical and indefensible position. Bullies take losing arguments very well.

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