Skip to comments.Poor Sean Hannity
Posted on 04/22/2003 4:54:43 AM PDT by Beenliedto
Poor Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity, a radio talk-show host and Fox News whiner, has a one-rut mind. Every criticism or dissent, no matter what the subject, the topic or the source, is a left-wing attack against his hero, George W. Bush.
Well, what can you expect from an immature groupie? Every time he tries to think, his face reflects the pain of the effort. But he really showed his emptiness recently when he said that criticism of the United States failing to guard the Iraqi National Museum was you guessed it just left-wing soreheads who are mad that President Bush's war has been so successful.
Give me a break. That museum is one of the five greatest museums on Earth. It contained treasures that are the heritage of mankind. There are 140,000 U.S. military personnel in Iraq. We've protected all the oil fields, north and south. Do you really believe we couldn't have spared two fire teams to guard the irreplaceable artifacts of the beginnings of Western civilization? Of course we could have. Somebody just goofed.
This is not a left/right, liberal/conservative issue. It's not a question of patriots versus traitors, as the morons among the neoconservative crowd try to paint every human being who refuses to click his heels and salute their guru, Richard Perle, and their emperor, George Bush. This is a cultural issue. Three great treasures the museum, the National Library and the largest collection of Koranic writings in the world were looted and burned. Since we had destroyed the Iraqi government, it was our responsibility to protect them.
I don't blame President Bush. I'm sure he's unaware of their existence. After all, he brags about not reading. But what would we say if the crowds who have rioted in Washington in the past had been allowed to loot and burn the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress? Do you think we would have accepted an excuse that there weren't enough cops to protect those two treasures?
One hates to disillusion the permanently adolescent among us, but this tiny sliver of life in which we are participating is a dot on a long line of human civilization. One day, we will be as forgotten as the Assyrians, and hopefully some museum will have artifacts from our brief stay on the stage of history.
There is a definitely a whiff of anti-intellectualism so characteristic of fascist states in the air. Beware of bully boys who worship the military and scoff at museums and libraries. Beware of people whose limited brains see everyone as either an ally or an enemy. Beware of people who can't tell the difference between patriotism and military conquest. Beware of people so stupid and ignorant that they accept anything and everything the political and the media demagogues tell them.
Thomas Jefferson, who would have been outraged by the loss of the museum and the library, said, "Those who expect to be ignorant and free expect what never was and never will be." Amen cubed.
I'm no longer concerned about liberals or conservatives, leftists or rightists. I just pray to God for a non-ideologue with a three-digit IQ. If we don't elevate the level of intelligence and integrity of our government, we are going to end up floating on the cesspool of history.
As for anyone being disappointed that the war was conducted rapidly and successfully, that's bull. I was opposed to the war, but I'm damned glad it was quick and there were as few casualties as there have been. Every anti-war person I know of or have read feels the same way. You have to be a really sick puppy to imagine that anyone would want to see Americans die just because they disagree with the policy that put them in harm's way. Let me spell it out for the mentally impaired: People are anti-war because they do not wish to see anyone die our soldiers, their soldiers, our civilians or their civilians. Anti-war is pro-life.
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I heard the show Reese is referring to in the article. It was a disgrace. Hannity actually said something along the lines of, "big deal, so we broke a bunch of stupid clay pots."
And, just how many US lives are YOU willing to lose the protect those "pots"?
Sure, I agree that in the interest of history & such, that it would wonderful to have saved them. HOWEVER, it is secondary to the removal of Saddam & his thugs.
Ya thinks it's POSSIBLE, that all this crying about the museum is coming from those on the left because there's NOTHING ELSE THEY CAN COMPLAIN ABOUT, OR TAKE ISSUE WITH?
Your wrong, and so is Charlie! Sean was referring to the FACT that the real left whiners were more concerned about this museum than Iraqi's being tortured and their lives!
Get a clue.
People are anti-war because they do not wish to see anyone die our soldiers, their soldiers, our civilians or their civilians. Anti-war is pro-life.
I haven't seen this much bologna since I got out of grade school. Those who were anti-war were saying that it was OK to let a despotic regime continue to murder thousands of people rather than us get involved. Reminds me of that famous case in New York where people did nothing while a woman was raped and killed on the street in front of their homes. Being anti-war means that you consider your life and the life of your friends to be more important than some third-world, non-white person's life.
That said, not everyone who is anti-war is anti-Bush. Just most of them.
Don't make the same mistake the Left does, boiling everything down to scoring political points or defending our goal. Conservatives care about history and culture, as we should. It's one of the things that distinguishes us from the Left, which always wins when people are cut off from their past. After all, who are the great culture-destroyers of the 20th century? Mao, Lenin, Pol Pot...
He is also apparently unable to read current wire reports, statements by archaeological and museum experts, and the Wall Street Journal, all of whom have pointed out that there is a very real possibility that this was an inside job done under cover of the looting.
Yes, that would be Saddam Hussein and regime. They were told to get out. They were given 48 hours. They refused. Oil fields: let's see, at the last war, hundreds were set on fire. We were prepared this time, only 9 I believe were set.
Human life is worth more than antiquities. Those who stole from the museums are the guilty party, not the US who freed human beings from prisons, tyranny, and torture.
I don't blame President Bush. I'm sure he's unaware of their existence. After all, he brags about not reading.
This is an untruth...George Bush reads, a lot.
There is a definitely a whiff of anti-intellectualism so characteristic of fascist states in the air.
Yes, there is, and it's coming from people like you.
I heard the show.
I listen to him just about every day.
It has also been reported that a large portion of the artifacts were in fact copies. It has been reported that the museum had a plan that could safeguard pieces in the museum within 24 hours.
As to the dig on Sean, I think he was right. The life of one of our military on the ground is worth anything in that museum.
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