Sunday, April 23, 2006

Funny and Scary

On the day that Osama Bin Laden issues death threats against Americans via audio tape, Cunning Realist digs up a Michael Ledeen quote from 1/9/06 at National Review Online:

And, according to Iranians I trust, Osama bin Laden finally departed this world in mid-December. The al Qaeda leader died of kidney failure and was buried in Iran, where he had spent most of his time since the destruction of al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

Cunning Realist didn't quote this Ledeen passage, but I'm going to just for laughs:

In short, both demography and geopolitics make this an age of revolution, as President Bush seems to have understood. Rarely have there been so many opportunities for the advance of freedom, and rarely have the hard facts of life and death been so favorable to the spread of democratic revolution.

The architect of 9/11 and the creator of Palestinian terrorism are gone. The guiding lights of our terrorist enemies are sitting on cracking thrones, challenged by young men and women who look to us for support. Not just words, and, above all, not promises that the war against the terror masters will soon end with a premature abandonment of what was always a miserably limited battlefield. This should be our moment.

Faster. Please?

When you make your own reality, as wingnut Ledeen obviously does, I guess you can knock off Bin Laden any time you want, and when you think of the world as one big Risk board, I guess you can cheer on Bush's democracy movement via warfare, but at some point, doesn't reality smack even somebody as clueless as Ledeen in the face?

Ledeen, by the way, is an NRO contributing editor and a resident "scholar" at the American Enterprise Institute - meaning he's really sucking up the wingnut welfare.

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