Yes, I did hear about the murder of Benazir Bhutto before I hit the rack yesterday.
No, I didn’t post on it because everyone one else was.
And I wanted to see their reactions.
Simply put: Everyone played their part for the day.
The Rightosphere took the information available and wrote posts that made for common sense discussions and predictions for the region and international politics.
The Leftosphere went apeshit nuts and started talking out their ass for the entire day.
Where shall we start?
How about with Steve Benen, who usually presents his freakshow at TheCarpetBaggerReport blog, but is Guesting this week for Kevin Drum at The Washington Monthly. First, he complained in advance that the supporters of the various Presidential candidates would be hamming it up to tell us what their preferred dude/dudette would be doing if they were the one in The Oval Office. Later, he complained that the candidates themselves were speculating on their hypothetical words/actions.
My guess: He heard the answers his favored party’s candidates were giving and realized that they sucked (because they did) and was pissed that the (R)’s were cleaning up. Being the bitch that he is, complaining was the appropriate course of action.
Speaking of the candidate’s responses, HRC talked about the time she met Benazir Bhutto. From what I understand, she spent quite a lot of time siphoning off Bhutto’s bravery in the face of danger and wrapping herself in it so as to make herself seem experienced enough to be Presidential.
Well, if meeting with Bhutto once gives you enough foreign policy experience to be President of the US, then “looseheadprop” a frontpager at the leftist FireDogLake blog, is qualified to be President of the World.
Of course, not everyone at the Lieberman-hating center of the leftosphere that is FDL is as worldly as that poster. Scarecrow wants an autopsy done to see if the gun they picked up near the remains of the guy who blew himself up was the murder weapon.
Do I sense a “Pristine Bullet” theory or maybe a someone on the “Grassy Pakistani Knoll” theory coming on?
Too bad it is now coming out that the bomb blast killed her as she was climbing back into the vehicle.
Make sure to hit these leftosphere sites today so that they can place Cheney at the scene pointing the “Lone Bomber” in the direction he needed to go. If there’s one thing about those suicide volunteers, they ain’t got a good sense of direction.
Not that the Moonbats waited a spare moment to blame Bush, and not too long after the whole of America, for Bhutto’s murder (thanks Ron Paul!). Nope, they hopped right on the Blame Train and stuck it to him/us. A couple more posts from the freaks at FDL. Heck, even the “anyone can play” dweeboids at Huff-a-ton got into it, morally equivocating her murder with teenage hunting, or something.
Did you know that Benazir Bhutto only came out of exile at the request of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, and that because of that, America was morally obligated to provide Bhutto with fully staffed and armed Treasury Agents for security in the sovereign state of Pakistan? Yeah! Uh-huh!
Well neither did I until I started reading the dKos, where I found this link. In fact, if I remember correctly, Bhutto had somewhere above 3500 Pakistani security agents at her disposal. Yes, there were things that Musharaff wasn’t letting her have, but American Secret Service agents wouldn’t have been able to provide them either, and can you imagine, after seeing what having US troops in Saudi Arabia did the the jihadi’s attitudes, what having American protection for Bhutto in Pakistan would have done?
Now, of topic a bit but I’ll bring it around, Tim Blair posts about a kerfuffle brewing in the Netherlands over a spoof video on the topic of firework safety that uses an Osama-lookalike. The main quote from the story that I would like to point out is this one,
Dutch government firework safety ads featuring a spoof Islamist terrorist group have been criticised as insensitive and depicting a negative stereotype of the Muslim community.
My point is this: If the Muslim community did not want to have this negative stereotype portrayed upon them, then maybe they should try a little harder at making it so that I didn’t have to hear about a some Allah-worshipping murderous bastard blowing himself up in a crowd every fucking week.
That’s all I’m saying.