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Andrew Sullivan | The Daily Dish: “Yglesias Award Nominee

10 Aug 2006 04:37 pm

‘And yet, much as I’m reluctant to agree with him, Weisberg has a point: aside from kvetching about Bush’s policies, the liberal blogosphere has chosen to almost unanimously sit out any substantive discussion of the fight against radical jihadism and what to do about it. Emphasis counts, and this widespread silence makes it hard to avoid the conclusion that liberal bloggers just don’t find the subject very engaging,’ – Kevin Drum today.

He’s absolutely right. I’ve been a ferocious critic of Bush, but primarily because I believe this war is extremely important, and that he has been grotesquely inept and immoral in his conduct of it. The threat, as we were reminded this morning, is as grave as ever. Bush’s incompetence has compounded it. When DailyKos simply decides to ignore, say, the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in favor of domestic Democratic in-fighting are telling us something. They’re telling us they still have no clue of the struggle we are in. (That goes for Mickey Kaus, as well, by the way: unable to muster anything but the odd, dyspeptic splutter about the great struggle of our time.) The Kossites are telling us that if they control the Democratic party, it will not take the threat seriously enough. That’s the Kos message on the war: we don’t just refuse to fight Bush’s war, but any war. “

Don’t you just love it when the rightwing holds you accountable for not talking about a subject when they won’t even let you in the room? And then to take on a political blogger for political blogging, where’s the issue. I haven’t had much to say about the fighting in the middle east, and I won’t…I’ll let those selected by the our democratic methods (they wanted the job, didn’t they) run that particular problem into the ground…