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9/26/2006

Maguire Demolishes Greenwald

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:02 am



Tom Maguire takes a virtual two-by-four to the skull of Glenn Greenwald, whom Maguire terms a “lefty fabulist extraordinaire.” Maguire then backs up the charge without breaking a sweat.

Maguire notes Greenwald’s claim that it is “neoconservative mythology” to assert that Clinton’s withdrawal from Somalia emboldened bin Laden. Then Maguire provides this quote:

After a few blows, [the United States] forgot all about those titles and rushed out of Somalia in shame and disgrace, dragging the bodies of its soldiers. America stopped calling itself world leader and master of the new world order, and its politicians realized that those titles were too big for them and that they were unworthy of them. I was in Sudan when this happened. I was very happy to learn of that great defeat that America suffered, so was every Muslim….

The speaker? You guessed it! Why, that would be Osama bin Laden!

Of course, Greenwald blames the withdrawal on Republicans. And here is where it gets even better. Maguire shows how Greenwald’s links cannot be trusted, as they end up representing the opposite of what Greenwald claims they assert.

Who would have ever thunk it? Besides Xrlq, that is . . .

13 Responses to “Maguire Demolishes Greenwald”

  1. I remember reading that Saddam’s and Osama’s favorite movie was “Black Hawk Down”.

    Probably because they liked helicopters.

    Veeshir (5f9b87)

  2. Maguire Nails Greenwald On Claim That It’s “Neoconservative Mythology” That Osama Was Emboldened By Somalia…

    From the horse’s mouth, baby. Q: Describe the situation when your men took down the American forces in Somalia. OSAMA: After our victory in Afghanistan and the defeat of the oppressors who had killed millions of Muslims, the legend about……

    The Political Pit Bull (64479c)

  3. I have to say that Maguire’s case that Greenwald is a “fabulist” is distinctly underwhelming. He also seems to have confused Senator Biden (a Dem) with Larry Pressler (a GOP), not a good sign when you suspect someone is cherrypicking his examples.

    Steve Smith (2f23e9)

  4. After embarassing yourself by calling Clinton a liar based upon your erroneous perception of Wallace’s question as not including the Cole, you have really become desperate for a smear.

    You are now relegated to relying on obvious political spin from Osama Bin Laden. (Shorter Pat: If Bin Laden said it, it must be so!)

    What’s next – bringing up that Sudanese human rights abuser for an accusation that Sudan offered up Bin Laden to Clinton?

    Macswain (76d8da)

  5. Looks like that vulture just got himself plucked too bad now he,s going to get cold and wont be able to fly and the other vultures will luagh at him SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK sorry im a kagu but a keep a streight face er beak

    krazy kagu (d61c23)

  6. Macswain, only an absolute frigging moron would ignore the political proclamations and teachings of one’s enemies. That would be the equivalent of plugging your fingers in your ears and chanting “Lalalalalalala…I can’t hear you!” In other words, it’s what Democrats do, not Republicans.

    Which I guess explains how you fail to understand the concept…

    Pablo (cb50c5)

  7. Maybe I’m missing something, but I have yet to see a single muslim suggest that now that the U.S. has reversed its stance from being shocked by and wary of any military losses to tolerating thousands of military deaths, the U.S. is somehow less of a target, or that muslims are any less “emboldened.”

    At any rate, the public rhetoric of bin Laden is hardly a reliable source for information on the motivations or strategies of terrorists. At best, he’s probably telling the truth that muslims were “happy” but that’s hardly a reason to criticize national policy — after all, they’re only “happy” because they already hate us. It’s the hate that’s the real problem, not the fact that those who hate us are happy when we withdraw from a fight.

    Phil (88ab5b)

  8. To recap: Glenn Greewald knows Osama’s mind better than Osama himself. And really, why wouldn’t he? They both hide out in other nations pimping their own importance and issuing fatwas on George Bush.

    John (3e13e7)

  9. Maybe I’m missing something, but I have yet to see a single muslim suggest that now that the U.S. has reversed its stance from being shocked by and wary of any military losses to tolerating thousands of military deaths, the U.S. is somehow less of a target, or that muslims are any less “emboldened.”

    Check the dead ones. They’re completely tame.

    Pablo (08e1e8)

  10. To recap: Glenn Greewald knows Osama’s mind better than Osama himself. And really, why wouldn’t he? They both hide out in other nations pimping their own importance and issuing fatwas on George Bush.

    Heh.

    Dwilkers (a1687a)

  11. …but I have yet to see a single muslim suggest that now that the U.S. has reversed its stance from being shocked by and wary of any military losses to tolerating thousands of military deaths, the U.S. is somehow less of a target

    Gee, maybe it has something to do with the Left side of the aisle still being “shocked by and wary of any military losses”. If those with a [D] behind their names would stop throwing a party every time bad news comes back from the front, maybe the jihadists might change strategies.

    SaveFarris (32909f)

  12. – Pat, maybe we’ve been off track all along, and Greenwald is actually the sockpuppet for Zarwahari or Usama. I mean who would have thought an Aaaa-rab could play the banjo?

    Big Bang Hunter (9562fb)

  13. You are now relegated to relying on obvious political spin from Osama Bin Laden. (Shorter Pat: If Bin Laden said it, it must be so!)

    Huh?
    So are you suggesting Bin Laden didn’t say this?

    I hope you are joking…

    The Ace (22647b)


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