The So-Called Resistance
11:03 AM, Jan 27, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
A reader sends along this quote that appeared last week in the Guardian:
A McClatchy reporter once lectured me on the failures of "the Bush administration's so-called war on terror." Those failures alone, as so many on the left see it, make the war irredeemable (never mind that those policies coincided with the absence of any further attacks on U.S. soil). Yet somehow that logic doesn't carry over in the assessment of groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, which fail completely to protect their people from "state-terrorism" as they keep pursuing military solutions to what is (of course) a diplomatic problem.
Just once it would be nice to see opponents of the war on terror train their rhetorical fire on terrorist groups for the terrorists' criminal incompetence, but I can't recall ever seeing any such thing. Instead, the tactics employed by a completely overmatched Hamas are condemned just before being explained away as the only means available to the so-called resistance.