Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Greenwald on Jonah Goldberg

As we've made mention to on Friday, conservative 'intellectual', Jonah Goldberg, will be speaking at the University of Massachusetts at a lecture titled "All I am Saying is Give War a Chance".

Glenn Greenwald has some thoughts on the hosts and guest of the event:

Several days ago, I noted that grizzled warrior and war expert Jonah Goldberg was to appear as the featured speaker at an event hosted by the University of Massachusetts College Republicans, entitled "Give War a Chance," at which the conquering warrior-hero Goldberg would expound on the "benefits of war," while a group of super-tough, prime-fighting-age, combat-avoiding College Republicans would sit around in awe, with vicarious sensations of Epic Churchillian Toughness and Greatest Generation nostalgia pulsating through their resolute bodies, as Jonah Goldberg -- this Jonah Goldberg -- regaled them with Tales of Glory from
the Bunker.

. . .our Amherst-based College Republican Civilization Warriors received some "angry emails" about the war-celebrating event; they called for "more security"; Jonah was told to expect some opposition at the event, and now he's begging "friendlies" to attend and help him. Why, it's almost like Jonah is about to go on a mission to defend Fallujah and he's strapping on a helmet and calling in his comrades to come provide back-up. Give War a Chance indeed.

Glenn's article goes beyond what we have posted and it is well worth the read.


At 11 December, 2007 10:36, Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

It takes a special type of coward to state Give War A Chance while having no intention of placing themselves anywhere near the fray.

But, of course, those attending sucha prestigous school should not be expected to rsik their lives.

It would be a tragedy to waste their lives after all those years of schooling and all the plans and dreams they have made for themselves, a true tragedy...

At 11 December, 2007 13:36, Blogger LT Nixon said...

"Invariably, it's anti-war leftists who believe that their personally defined notions of hypocrisy trump any argument and any position. Meanwhile, the military guys have been overwhelmingly friendly and very often grateful for the support we offer around here." -Jonah Golberg

No, Mr. Goldberg, I'm not an anti-war leftist, but yes, you are a big douche.

LT Nixon (some "military guy")

At 13 December, 2007 09:44, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great article on VetVoice!



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