From the Chicago Tribune:
"What Durbin faced was the bubbling up from the blogs and the pounding of the drums," said [Peter] Daou, who first began monitoring the bloggers and feeding them information when he worked for Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign. "This is a political tool, and it's manufactured outrage, it's feigned outrage, and it's extremely effective."Okay, Peter, you caught me. My anger at Senator Durbin's remarks was fake. I actually think it's great when a US Senator gets up on the senate floor and impugns the honor of the US military.
I love it when a member of the top legislative body in the US likens those who keep our enemies from mass-murdering us to history's most famous mass-murders. The fact that no one has died in the situations specified just makes it all the more wonderful!
I even swoon with pleasure when Al Jazeera takes that senator's words and uses them for a headline to
exhort the faithful jihadis to fight harder against the infidel Americans inform its readers.
You don't know how hard it was to keep up the chirade, Peter.
/I probably need a sarcasm tag here.
This is the type of conclusion that you come to when you think that no one who's sane/intelligent/honest can have a different opinion and different values than you do. It's called arrogance, among other things.
(Thanks to Blackfive)