A wizard of writing, and a blogger of extremely well-earned repute.

I mean, seriously.

It’s all a bit bizarro-like this piece of personal embarrassment from war-loving, never fighting, professional psycho Michael Goldfarb. Money quote:

The fight against Islamic radicals always seems to come around to whether or not they can, in fact, be deterred, because it’s not clear that they are rational, at least not like us. But to wipe out a man’s entire family, it’s hard to imagine that doesn’t give his colleagues at least a moment’s pause. Perhaps it will make the leadership of Hamas rethink the wisdom of sparking an open confrontation with Israel under the current conditions. Or maybe not, and the only way to stop Hamas is to eliminate its capacity for violence entirely. Or Israeli leaders can just try to find a diplomatic solution — as a majority of Democrats apparently favor. It worked so well with the last cease fire.”

Goldfarb is right, in a way. For me, it would take at least “a moment’s pause” to decide my otherwise peaceful nature and non-violent ways were just plain fucking stupid, and I would start trying to figure out how to extract revenge on the people who killed my loved ones.

When you’re a chickenhawk neocon, this thought is outside your paradigm.