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When In Doubt, Back The Man With The Moustache
By Ed Driscoll · October 27, 2005 08:30 AM · Radical Chic · The Memory Hole · The Return of the Primitive · War And Anti-War

The legacy media has been using the cliché of "Grim Milestone" to describe the 2000 American servicemen killed in Iraq, but for these Bay Area far leftists, it's time to party like it's 1939!

(Via Charles Johnson.)

It's actually well over 5,000, but then, as Andrew Sullivan presciently noted early last year, for the left, it's as if 9/11 never happened. Nor the Iranian hostage crisis, the chemical weapons used by Saddam in the 1980s, the first Gulf War, the 1998 bombings of American embassies in Nairobi and Tanzania by al-Qaeda (on the anniversary of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait), nor President Clinton's attacks against Iraq in 1998 and the bipartisan support for the removal of Saddam Hussein until, well, until the 2004 presidential election began to loom near. Sample quote:

"The suffering inside Iraq can come to an end when Saddam Hussein's regime is replaced...And I hope -- and most of the world community hopes -- that this regime based on terrorism and atrocities against his own people will be replaced. Over time, we hope to achieve that result."
Donald Rumsfeld? Paul Wolfowitz? Dick Cheney?

Al Gore, in 1993.

So remember the mammoth protests and parties when American servicemen died under President Clinton's watch? Me neither. "It wasn't very hip" back then, as Janeane Garofalo would say (when she's not backing the man with the moustache.)

Update: Beyond The News has related thoughts--and a graphic well worth studying.

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