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Thursday, May 08, 2003
William Kristol says 3000 people were murdered on 9/11 because America supported the Israeli peace process instead of spending its time more productively killing Arabs.

You know, I hate it when these liberals desecrate the memory of the dead for political gain by blaming America for an unprovoked terrorist attack visited on it by religious fanatics.

What's that? William Kristol is the most influential neo-conservative writer in America? Oh. Well, at least he waited a while before bringing it up. Not like those stupid liberals, trying to make sense of the tragedy immediately afterwards...traitors...

Richard Cohen replies (thanks Atrios) that both left and right unfairly blame America for 9/11, which I think is reaching, but he does extend the point to say that rightists can have America (the government and the economic system) just as much as leftists can, which is why they're so in favor of deregulation, cutting taxes, eliminating government agencies, ending welfare, etc.

(Note to William: "the barely-responded-to bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983" was actually responded to by attacking Grenada, which, yes, doesn't make any sense, but talk to Reagan about that one. I'm sure any explanation he will give now will be just as coherant as the ones he gave back then.)