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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Damn those French-educated communist utopians!

Commenting on the right-wing blog discussions praising Bush's Veterans Day (a.k.a. Remembrance Day north of the 49th), Brian Leiter notes that Bush's comparison of Bin Ladin to Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot is ridiculous. After noting that the reason it was important to worry about Hitler and Stalin is because, hey, they had whole countries and armies, and that bin Ladin after all is merely "a man currently hiding in a cave", Leiter writes,
Bush's mention of Pol Pot underlines the point, since he is, in some ways, the closest analogy to bin Laden (though, yet again, bin Laden's horrors pale by comparison to Pol Pot's). The U.S. destruction of Cambodia, in the course of its invasion and obliteraion of Vietnam, made Pol Pot's rise to power possible. (Think of the U.S. role in driving the Soviets from Afghanistan, and how important that was to bin Laden's rise to power.) After an orgy of murder, inflicted only upon the people of a single country, Pol Pot was deposed after only a few years, and never posed a threat again. At no time did the U.S. need to declare "global" war in order to defeat "all South East Asians" or "all French-educated communist utopians."
I argue: maybe we should declare global war in order to defeat those French-educated communist utopians.

This means you, Alain Badiou!

(ok, so that was a self-serving plug for the Fordham conference. But hey, Badiou's so adorable, that if he were to ever try to take over the world, it would be very hard to take him down. He's such a sweetie! And trained in mathematics!)

jane 1:14 PM [+]

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