Saturday, November 10, 2007

Rachel Marsden And How War Works

Rachel Marsden, now voiceless in the MSM because of her now infamous pro-torture musings last week, has resurfaced in that refuge of Canada's far right dregs, the CFP. And she's unrepentant:

Last week, in my weekly Sun Media column, I argued that it’s really not that big of a deal to make terror suspects like 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed essentially do what any kid does at Halloween when he bobs for apples--except in the presence of the CIA, and with the prize in the terrorist’s case being lifesaving information.

That column triggered an email campaign spearheaded by the Daily Kos--the largest far-left blog in America--which appealed to the Sun’s new editor-in-chief from the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest leftist newspaper. As a result, after 2 years with the Sun and a hundred columns, my writing is now in search of a new home.

Really, has society lost its collective mind to the point where we’ve forgotten how to properly wage a war?

General Paul Tibbets, who dropped the A-bomb on Japan that ended World War II, recently passed away. According to the New York Times, Tibbets told a PBS documentary: “It would have been morally wrong if we’d have had that weapon and not used it and let a million more people die.”

And now here we are, 60 years later, wringing our hands over how we should treat people who have made it abundantly clear that they would have killed us, if we hadn’t nabbed them first. What’s the alternative that the terrorist sympathizers are looking for? To tickle them until they cry uncle and promise to be good boys?


Ms. Marsden, here's a quickie primer on how War works. Specifically, how it works with respect to the treatment of POWs.

During the WWII, for example, most Western Allies adhered to the 2nd Geneva Convention, which forbade the torture of prisoners. And by Western Allies I mean The U.K., the U.S.A., Canada, and so forth. On the other hand Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany were "notorious for atrocities against prisoners ". Now, the weird thing is, even though the Nazis and Japanese were waging war the way it oughtta be done, by Ms. Marsden's lights, they came off decidedly second best. If I remember my history correctly, it was the hand-wringers who won.

Belated kudos, incidentally, to editor-in-chief Lou Clancy for scratching Marsden from the T.O. Sun line-up and, I suspect, being the man behind spiking Ezra's similarly crazed ramblings a few weeks ago. The problem, of course, is that these should never have made the paper in the first place.

19 comments:

Ti-Guy said...

She's totally missing out on legitimate business opportunity that would make use of her real talents; fantasy and role-playing. I'd pay money to pretend I'm Michael Douglas being stalked Glenn Close.

Christ, I hope we're coming to the end of having to listen to that crazy bitch.

Raphael Alexander said...

So she was turfed for that rant. Little surprise that torture advocacy isn't the best career move.

jj said...

"And she's unrepentant"

Please. Uncontrite, unremorseful, impenitent... anything but "unrepentant".

Raging Ranter said...

She can always go back to her previous line of work, making false accusations of rape and getting arrested for stalking.

bruce said...

*sigh* It's idiots like Rachel Marsden & Ann Coulter that help to give us conservatives a bad name...

But...looking on the bright side, Stephane Dion remains firmly in charge of the party...sweet...

bruce said...

BCL said: "The problem, of course, is that these should never have made the paper in the first place."

You are dead right, at least on the Marsden piece (I didn't see the Levant article so I can't comment).

Seems to me an editor at the paper should also be looking for a job...Marsden's column should have been spiked.

Ti-Guy said...

But...looking on the bright side, Stephane Dion remains firmly in charge of the party...sweet...

Dion is really the centre of the Conservative universe, isn't he? Everything's always about him.

I never equated Rachel Marsden with Conservatism. She's a lunatic and a liar.

...oh, wait...

Reality Bites said...

"Please. Uncontrite, unremorseful, impenitent... anything but "unrepentant"."

How about "unsane?"

Poor Rachel. She's now just one tiny step away from being a featured columnist on FreeDominion, where they're currently lamenting Paul Fromm losing his teaching certificqtion.

"But we HATE white supremacy. Honest we do. We're just worried that if their right to incite hatred of blacks and Jews is suppressed, our right to incite hatred of Muslims and homosexuals is next. You know the old poem, 'First they came for the Nazis.'"

Reality Bites said...

bruce said...
*sigh* It's idiots like Rachel Marsden & Ann Coulter that help to give us conservatives a bad name...


You don't give yourself nearly enough credit.

Ti-Guy said...

They can't really blame Marsden or Coulter, since they're supportive of them when they attack their adversaries...it's just when their depravity can no longer be ignored that Conservatives end up dumping them.

Conservatives have let complete lunatics and degenerates speak for them for quite some time now. If they're now dismayed that these people have become identified with their politics, they only have themselves to blame.

Anonymous said...

It's good that they fired her for her support of torture. Now if only they would fire everyone in the media in favour of the Afghanistan mission or whoever denies global warming.

a progressive cdn said...

The important thing is that dissenting views be eliminated.

To be "progressive" means saying the "correct" thing, or else.

Now onto:

first identifying,

then eliminating from the media business,

those who do not staunchly support the science of man made global warming. As we all know it's not even debateable. Basic science dictates that any competing scientific theory be avoided since we have the "answer." So too should those who proprogate any such dissenting view be summarily eliminated from their journalistic post.

Anonymous said...

"Christ, I hope we're coming to the end of having to listen to that crazy bitch."

Does someone point a gun at your head and force you to read her columns?

Ti-Guy said...

Suck my cock, anonymous cunt.

Anonymous said...

"If I remember my history correctly, it was the hand-wringers who won."

So you think the Allies won in WWII becaue they didn't torture prisoners?

Man, do you have a lot to learn.

Ti-Guy said...

So you think the Allies won in WWII becaue they didn't torture prisoners?

Who's is breeding these assholes?

The allies (meaning us) scored a moral as well as a military victory by not engaging in torture.

Learn some history, you dumb cunt.

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_war_crimes_during_World_War_II

Anonymous said...

Gen. Patton said it best. "You don't win wars by dying for your country. Your job is to make sure the other poor bastard dies for his."

Anonymous said...

Didn't Patton believe by the end of the war before his "accident" that we were fighting the wrong people?