Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Today's Chickenhawk Medal

goes to the pornographically named Shelby Steele, whose editorial appeared in the Wall Street Journal today, and to those ijits who think bombing the shit out of third world nations is the only way to regain U.S. "supremacy."

The crux of Steele's argument is that ever since World War II, the United States just doesn't fight wars the way we used to, and ought to. We don't use enough force because we suffer from excess restraint. And the reason we are too restrained is because we are laboring under an unwarranted sense of "white guilt," whereby we are too eager and desperate to escape from our distant racist past and prove that we aren't trying to subjugate the "brown people" anymore.

(courtesy WalterNeff)

via Atrios.