Molly Ivins:

I think we have alienated our allies and have killed more Iraqis than Saddam Hussein ever did. [emphasis mine]

Yes, Molly, and Gitmo is the Gulag (or Auschwitz or the Killing Fields) and Bush is Hitler and Republicans are Bible banging Jesus freaks who never worked a day in their life.

If you feel more comfortable in that universe, Molly, go ahead, sit back, and enjoy the view. (via Michelle Malkin)


  1. Here’s the rest of thatt paragraph: ‘I think it has done nothing but harm to the United States of America. I think we have created more terrorists than we faced to start with and that our good name has been sullied. I think we have alienated our allies and have killed more Iraqis than Saddam Hussein ever did.’ This paragraph is near the end of her piece. If she’s going to write an essay, she should back up her thesis points with facts. But hey! She’s Molly Ivins who thinks for herself, so it’s OK right?

  2. Sam: And the thing of it is, I don’t much have a problem with the first sentences in that graph. I don’t really agree with them, but there’s no doubt that at least a certain amount of harm has been done to the US’s reputation, and that some have certainly picked up arms in response to our actions. She presents them (more or less) as her opinions and I don’t think even the most hardened warmonger would be able to argue with her. Then she states she thinks we’ve killed more Iraqis that Saddam ever did and basically shoots any credibility she had (not much, granted) out the window. Readers will know that I fully support the invasion of Iraq. But I’m not pretending that we haven’t made mistakes or that there are downsides to our strategy. I’m willing to talk about them. But the opposition constantly takes irrational stands on things that are so outrageous it’s hard to take them seriously.