Josh Marshall made this comment about the Washington press corp. It is gratifying to see that the investigative machinery at Justice and the FBI is a touch more on the ball than the collective wisdom of the Washington press corps, which was that the legal and substantive political issues raised by this incident were satisfactorily resolved by Plame's appearance in a photo in Vanity Fair. But we can discuss this town's corruption another time ... He might as well be talking about Reynolds. The professor also wrote this wonderful post. THE UNITED STATES SHOULD NOT TRY to play a "neutral arbiter" in the Israeli/Palestinian dispute. We should, in fact, be doing our best to make the Palestinians suffer, because, to put it bluntly, they are our enemies. Just read this post and follow the links to see how they feel about America. I think Israel has the right to exist and go after terrorists. Reynolds feels that the Palestinian people are the same as the terrorists. Making them "suffer" will just create more suicide bombers. I wondered why Reynolds links to the hate site run by Misha. Now I have my answer. Glenn is also still crying that Saddam is a boogie man. I guess he needs another angle since he told his readers that Iraq has WMD. Ezra Klein at Pandagon shares her thoughts on Reynolds post. If you are Glenn Reynolds, you might counsel exacerbating the issue, making your opponent stronger, confirming the fears of his adherents, and further putting yourself in danger. If you are a normal person, what you want to do is take the issue away from your opponent. It's not like this tactic is unknown in the US. Bush did it on education, Clinton did it on everything. Dean doing it on fiscal matters. To weaken your enemy you need to destroy what gives them strength. As far as terrorism goes, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is the main propaganda piece used to prove our plans to oppress Arabs, as such, we need to prove it wrong and thus defuse the hatred that feed the terrorist organizations. We do that by successfully arbitrating the conflict and getting the Palestinians settled in a land of their own. Nothing else we could do would be half as effective at stopping terrorism as that. Glenn's way, while allowing him to retain his sense of moral superiority, also ensures that the gulf between the West and the East will widen and terrorist recruitment will rise. The end result of that is not some victory against the Palestinians, it is more dead Americans, more 9/11's, and more fear. In essence, it is a recreation of the Middle East conflict with us as the Israelis and the Arab Street as the Palestinians, and I don't know who in their right mind would want to switch places with the Israelis at this juncture. Also a post by the blogger at Think About It. Personally, I am willing to give Glenn a pass because I think he's stupid. I'm serious when I say that. I could care less if he went to Yale. His post are poorly researched and often confusing.
Is Glenn Reynolds A Bigot? I certainly know that for a law professor Glenn Reynolds declared the Valerie Plame leak "bogus" because Plame had her picture taken in Vanity Fair. Maybe that's why John Ashcroft took himself off the investigation and appointed an independant prosecutor.