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Moonbat Molly

Posted by Dan Draney on October 20, 2006

Our local paper, the Lincoln Journal Star (motto: If it’s news in Lincoln, it’s news to the Journal Star.), ran this headline over Moonbat Molly Ivins’ column this week: “How long can we keep ignoring Iraq’s similarities to Vietnam?”

Ignoring? Who’s ignoring it? This meme has been relentlessly pounded by the Angry Left and the MSM at every turn since…, well, since they gave up on the “Afghanistan is just like Vietnam” theme. To paraphrase Homer Simpson, “Molly, just because your arguments are not persuasive doesn’t mean they’re being ignored.”

Mad Molly says:

Some of Whalen’s and the generals’ clearest points comf from breaking the silent ban against comparing Iraq to the Vietnam War. Don’t know if you noticed this, but from the beginning anyone who spoke right up and said, “This is just like Vietnam,” had the experience of right-wingers landing on them screeching: “This is not like Vietnam. This Is Not Like Vietnam. THIS IS NOT LIKE VIETNAM.”

That’s one long sentence, even by Ivins Standards. It’s also a variation on the standard leftist trope that whenever conservatives start to participate in the debate they are ipso facto “attacking” people with contrary opinions. Another variant is the ever popular “They’re attacking our patriotism” cry.

On second thought, given the quality of Molly’s reasoning (and I use the term loosely) and discourse in her columns, maybe she is being ignored.

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