Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Andrew Sullivan Earns a Dodo

Andrew Sullivan, who apparently was once a rational human being, proves that the effects of rampant egocentrism are pretty devastating with a post on the sentencing of former Sgt. Charles Graner here. He starts by calling Graner a "sadistic monster" a term I find a little over the top, believing that Graner really is more akin to low life pond scum. In any event, Sullivan finally has earned the EagleSpeak Dodo Award (he's been teetering on the edge for so long) with this absurd statement:
It would be hard to find or invent a more graphic example of evil than that perpetrated by Graner in Abu Ghraib.
Jeez, Andrew, I dunno, but killing 300,000 and more of your citizens, having sons like Uday and Kusai, using biological weapons, invading Kuwait (and allowing some incredible incidents of torture in the process), etc, etc - just might be more evil than what Graner did. Or maybe executing a few million people just because of their religion or, horrors, sexual preferences - like old A. Hitler did - might be more evil. Or, well let me just toss out a few names - Mao, Stalin, Lenin, Idi Amin, Atilla...well, I'm sure you get the idea.

Here's your award:


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