So according to the people at Protein Wisdom, the reason the U.S. is losing the war in Iraq (ironically enough the same people said the U.S. was winning until a fellow conservative clued them in to the fact it wasn’t) is the anti-war protesters. Aside from the obvious “stab-in-the-back” parallels, there’s a more constructive interpretation to be had.
Now, there hasn’t been a massive anti-war mobilization in the U.S. since the weekend the war started. The only time anti-war protests garner any significant media attention is when Cindy Sheehan is involved. The protests at the start of the war were described by Bush as “focus group”, and the G knows that Democracy means the people sit down and shut the fuck up unless they’re being asked to rubber stamp the nation’s managers’ (who must be wise, otherwise how did the owners know to buy them) cushy perks for the next two, four, or six years.
But that’s another issue. What this guy is really saying is that hippy leftists have managed to cause the most destructive military machine in the history of the world to fail in their attempt to subjugate a dirt-poor country which suffered under sanctions and a CIA-infilitrated weapons-inspection regime for 12 years. Without really doing all that much.
So as a hippy leftist, you’re telling me that I just helped defeat the most cock-diesel motherfuckers in history, without holding any substantive power, writing any editorials for newspapers, attending an anti-war protest in nearly three years, or really doing anything outside of getting up and going to school or work? My mere existance means you lose?