March 17, 2003
Equal Time

My ol' "Sounds-Fishy-o'-meter" was pinging like crazy when I read about Rachel Corrie getting run over by a bulldozer. The Post, like nearly all the mainstream outlets, were just being their ol' monkey selves by concentrating on the grizly details of the incident and assuming anyone in a bulldozer is automatically a bad guy.

I didn't want to crow about it, because someone (however annoying, naive, and infantile) died. If she'd gotten bashed in the head and sent home wrapped in bandages I'd have crowed to the roof about it.

However, Bigwig over at Silflay wrote this piece up to show that, while tragic, we are most definitely not hearing all there is to know about Ms. Corrie.

Oh, and I especially liked this lovely quote:

"It's possible they [the protesters] were not as disciplined as we would have liked," Thom Saffold, a founder and organizer of the International Solidarity Movement, said in a telephone interview from the group's base in Ann Arbor, Mich. "But we're like a peace army. Generals send young men and women off to operations, and some die." [emphasis added]

This from the kind of group that says a single civilian killed in Iraq is a war crime worthy of indicting an entire nation.

Follow the money and I don't doubt you'll find this... thing... supported by rich Arab "charities" funded by erstwhile allies (hint: rhymes with "pouty"). I can only hope this particular useful idiot was unaware of how cynically she was being used.

Posted by scott at March 17, 2003 03:20 PM

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