Free Frank Warner links to my post on the astonishing poll which indicates that 22% of Americans personally don’t want the new policy in Iraq to succeed.
He says this:
I don’t look at such attitudes for patriotism or lack of patriotism. I look at them for who supports the cause of democracy and freedom (and who doesn’t), and who understands the stakes in the struggle against tyranny (and who doesn’t)…
Obviously, 22 percent of Americans don’t care whether other nations are free. In the land of the free, they’re too ignorant or selfish or racist to understand that freedom is every human’s right, and repression anywhere is a threat to people everywhere.
This is, actually, a point that I overlooked while rantnig about the “anti-patriotics”. I think it’s hypocrisy, pure and simple. Though I don’t think it’s necessarily “anti-American”, I do think it’s “anti-American values”.
It’s basically saying “I’m using my freedom as an American to hope our efforts to bring freedom to Iraqis fail.” As is almost always the case with the unpatriotic demographic, it’s pathetic.
Frank, being a classic liberal (not today’s Liberal), watches and comments from the perspective of “freedom”. Worth checking out.