Battlepanda: The stupidity...the stupidity...


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

The stupidity...the stupidity...

I don't know which prospect is more likely...that the right-wing is dishonest enough to distort anything said by the liberal side to score petty points or whether their understanding of how the world works is really so infantile as to make putting oneself in the shoes of the enemy totally impossible. I think "willfully stupid" is about right. This is what Atrios said:
I don't want Iran to have nukes. I don't think that's a good thing for the world. I certainly didn't want Pakistan or India to have nukes. But is a nuclear Iran really a threat to us? Certainly an Iran-with-nukes could blow the hell out of a city or two, but an Iran that did such a thing would pretty much cease to exist. It isn't mutually assured destruction, it's you fuck with us a little bit and YOU NO LONGER LIVE BITCHES!
Predictably, the wingnuts choose to interpret this as OMIGOD! ATRIOS THINKS DESTROYING ONE OR TWO AMERICAN CITIES IS OK!