Sunday, September 12, 2004

Who the hell is Austin Bay and why does the Houston Chronicle give him space to write his crap.

Saturday's opinion pages of the Houston Chronicle got my blood boiling. All of my right wing friends like to bitch, bitch, bitch about how liberal the Houston Chronicle is. Yeah, its so liberal that they carry on a weekly basis the following so called writers - David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer, George Will, William Safire, Michelle Malkin, and Austin Bay. Liberal my ass.

Anyway Austin Bay is supposed to have credibility because he was a Colonel in some branch of the military. As such he apparently has a soldier's view of the world, and there is a reason we don't as a rule have soldiers making foreign policy for the US. Here is his 1/4 page editorial in a nutshell:

"to protect our free and open society, and to provide our families with the security they dearly deserve" we need to kill more Iraqis.

WTF. And aren't our 18 year-old privates the right people to decide who are the good Iraqis and who are the bad ones. Don't you all feel safer now that we have killed over 10,000 Iraqi civilians? I mean we have those bastards on the run. All those people who hate freedom. We're about to win this war, aren't we?