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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Norman Podhoretz is a hostile, psychopathic, alien life form
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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Norman Podhoretz is a hostile, psychopathic, alien life form

i've posted twice recently on the twisted abomination that is norman podhoretz, here and here... now i see that glenn greenwald has posted his perspectives on this hostile alien life form masquerading as a human being, and that they're dramatically similar to my own...
Any doubts about what Norman Podhoretz is -- and what the movement is which reveres him -- ought to be forever dispelled by his answer ... to the question of what the British should have done in response to the detention of 15 of their sailors by Iran:
They should have threatened to bomb the Iranians into smithereens if the sailors weren't returned immediately. They should have threatened it. Whether they would have had to carry out the threat, I doubt, maybe they would have.

Just think about that. England should have threatened and then "bombed the Iranians into smithereens" if their sailors were not returned immediately. Contemplate the depravity required even to suggest such a thing -- that a nation of more than 70 million human beings be reduced to rubble, perhaps vaporzied, over an incident of that magnitude, which was peacefully resolved after two weeks. It is really warped beyond belief. And it's the tone that is almost as notable as the content -- the breezy, smug wave of the hand that signifies the brutal deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people, possibly many more.


What Norman Podhoretz is advocating -- blowing Iran into "smithereens" -- is criminal and morally twisted for reasons that should require no elaboration. But the far more significant fact is that such advocacy does not relegate him to the fringes. Quite the contrary, the movement of which he is an integral part, on whose behalf he speaks, is well within the political mainstream as depicted by our political press. And it is doubtful that there is anything he (and his comrades) could do or say which would change that.

glenn also offers this photo of those podhoretz is so eager to slaughter...

[Photo by Flickr user Koldo used under a Creative Commons license]

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