This one is just for my Memory Book.
From the Washington Post:
I just wanted to note the date and time when Davis Sirota's "Obama the narcissistic monster" theory:In Syria, U.N. inspectors find ‘clear and convincing’ evidence of chemical attackBy Colum Lynch and Karen DeYoung, Published: September 16 E-mail the writersUNITED NATIONS — U.N. inspectors found “clear and convincing evidence” that large quantities of the nerve gas sarin were used last month in Syria, the first confirmation by an internationally recognized team of experts that a chemical weapons attack took place.The inspection report, presented to the U.N. Security Council on Monday, does not assess blame for the attack. But underlying evidence included in the report, including the trajectory of poison-filled rockets, was cited by the United States and its Western allies as proof of the Syrian government’s responsibility.The inspectors’ conclusion “confirms the position of those of us who have said the regime is guilty,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the findings “beyond doubt and beyond the pale,” and a clear evidence of a war crime.“The results are overwhelming and indisputable,” Ban said. “Eighty-five percent of the blood samples tested positive for sarin. A majority of the environmental samples confirmed the use of sarin. A majority of the rockets or rocket fragments recovered were found to be carrying sarin.”...
And his adjunct, "The whole thing may very well have been cooked up by Pentagon greedheads!" theoryYet, despite all that, and despite the government’s recent history of lying about WMDs, the pro-war crowd nonetheless simply assumes that what the Obama administration is alleging is unquestionably true. Making such an assumption is, in part, another expression of narcissism.
Simply put, conceited narcissists don’t seem to care whether the entire case for the war they are advocating is actually rooted in verifiable fact, because their focus is on their own feelings. More specifically, they care only about their desire to feel heroic, righteous and moral, whether or not the entire narrative that makes them feel that was is actually true. Additionally, they know they don’t have to fear any consequences of ignoring evidentiary questions and focusing on their own desire to feel heroic. After all, even if the case for war ends up being a fraud, it won’t personally affect them because their beloved cruise missiles won’t be blowing up them or their families.
No doubt, the government’s motives for a war with Syria have little to do with moral opposition to chemical weapons. The geopolitics of Syria affect everything from oil to Iran to Israel to the defense budget – and those concerns might be what’s really driving the push to war. But the public sales pitch for war cannot dare admit that because such a truth is taboo.both went up in smoke.
Not that I believe there is any chance that any of that will matter in the slightest to Mr. Sirota: come feast or famine, traffic-trawlers like Mr. Sirota will remain as smugly invulnerable to inconvenient external realities as any teabagger.
And as sure as God made sharks and men to jump over them, tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that Mr. Sirota will be right back in Salon or on MSNBC earnestly pushing yet another imbecile iteration of his Worse Than Boosh line of hipster hair gels and hemorrhoid unguents.