Monday, November 5, 2007
CNN reports Major Progress in Iraq: Why are the Anti-War Libertarians still silent?
At one point in the video CNN's top reporter in Iraq Michael Yon says:
"I'm more optimistic now than I have ever been... it's clear that this is not an anomoly, that this is a trend. I was just told at a meeting a few days ago by Sheik Omar Jaboor, who said Al Qaeda is defeated in Iraq... not only is the violence down, but the mood of the people in Iraq has changed dramatically."
Now contrast this with what we're hearing from the strident Anti-War wing of the libertarian movement. Well, actually, what we're not hearing.
Silence as of this morning over at top leftwing libertarian sites and blogs like: LewRockwell.com, Freedom Democrats, George Phillies for President, Free Market Network News (FMNN), Liberty Papers, (Tom) Knappster, Free Liberal,(Steve) Gordon Unleashed, and on all the Ron Paul sites.
The top libertarian website Reason.com is similarly silent, focusing on domestic issues. Though, notably last Spring, Reason editors commented with their typical cynical flare about how the Surge was doomed to failure.
Only Justin Raimondo's AntiWar.com has any mentions of the War in Iraq. Raimondo plays up the few recent deaths of Iraqi civilians, but curiously has no mention of recent statistics suggesting that the aggregate number of such deaths is dramatically down.
Here's a list of a few of the diehard loudmouthed Anti-War libertarians who need to be called on the carpet. These are the very individuals, recognized leaders of the libertarian movement, who for the last few months and years, have been savaging George W. Bush, criticizing the American Military, expressing extreme cynicism about the Surge, and have been saying outright like Democrat Senator Harry Reid, that "the War in Iraq is lost." They are not merely critics of the War. These are the individuals who went out of their way, to say that the War was a "dissaster" and that anyone who supported it were "NeoCons" or "Fascists."
Pro-Defense libertarians and other patriotic Americans, please contact them by phone or email, or confront them directly face to face, and ask them to fess up and apologize for being so wrong, and for creating such an embarrassment for the entire libertarian movement.
The Anti-War libertarian Shit List:
Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Justin Raimondo, Eric Garris, Gene Berkman, Walter Block, Sheldon Richman, Anthony Gregory, Thomas Knapp, George Phillies, Richard Winger, Carol Moore, Steven Gordon, Todd Andrew Barnette, Jeff Rigenbach, Alan Turin, Stephen Kinsella, Bruce Dovner, and Doug Bandow.
*Note - We are accepting names to add to the list.