Krauthammer constantly attacked 911 truthers pushing the government conspiracy theory instead. He was a pro-government ass and that’s why they loved him. And being disabled he could do no wrong. He also received the Darwin Award for diving head first into a shallow pool which caused his spine injury and nearly forced him to drop out of medical school.
I never liked Krauthammer, I never liked his arguments, his positions, and basically he was wrong on just about everything as far as I was concerned. He was pro war, pro al-quaeda, against truth, and would often cite the lying jobs numbers on the economy as if they were true. He lived to be 68, considering his injuries he had a lucky supremely successful life.
Krauthammer is one of the nation’s most war-hungry neocons, a bomb-them-back-to-stone-age member of the intelligentsia who fights his wars over heavy hors d’oeuvres and highballs at Washington’s poshest clubs and gatherings. The only camouflage he has ever worn is the one that covers up the fact that he doesn’t know jackshit about on-the-ground combat. The horrors of war are alien to him. Even worse, he doesn’t care.
Which is why I shouldn’t have been surprised to find that Krauthammer chooses to honor the 3,000 lives lost on 9/11 by penning a justification for our invasion of Iraq and the ongoing wars we’re fighting there and in Afghanistan.
In the Washington Post, Krauthammer writes:
The new conventional wisdom on 9/11: We have created a decade of fear. We overreacted to 9/11 — al-Qaeda turned out to be a paper tiger; there never was a second attack — thereby bankrupting the country, destroying our morale and sending us into national decline.The secretary of defense says that al-Qaeda is on the verge of strategic defeat. True. But why? Al-Qaeda did not spontaneously combust.
What turned the strong horse into the weak horse? Precisely the massive and unrelenting American war on terror, a systematic worldwide campaign carried out with increasing sophistication, efficiency and lethality — now so cheaply denigrated as an “overreaction.”
From that point on, he declares that Iraq was the central battleground in our successful defeat of Al- Qaeda.
Iraq, too, was decisive, though not in the way we intended. We no more chose it to be the central campaign in the crushing of al-Qaeda than Eisenhower chose the Battle of the Bulge as the locus for the final destruction of the German war machine.Al-Qaeda, uninvited, came out to fight us in Iraq, and it was not just defeated but humiliated. The local population — Arab, Muslim, Sunni, under the supposed heel of the invader — joined the infidel and rose up against the jihadi in its midst. It was a singular defeat from which al-Qaeda never recovered.
The subtext here that Krauthammer alludes to is that this showdown with Al-Qaeda was nothing more than a happy accident and not the result of the Bush administration’s policies. And an admission that our justification for invading Iraq — in part because Saddam Hussein was in league with Osama bin Laden — was erroneous.
Krauthammer’s proclamation that the Iraq War was a good thing also ignores that the U.S.’s ultimate opposition in Iraq did not come from Al-Qaeda forces, but from a local population increasingly angry with their American invaders and occupiers.
he truth is Krauthammer is wrong. So horribly horribly wrong. And it is because of the detached mental masturbation of men like him that we have been fighting for over a decade overseas and have turned our backs on the very real problems at home.
- Chris Haire