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January 30, 2007

LAT Contributor: 9/11 No Big Shakes; Americans Are Just Overreacting

He really writes that. Here's the headline-- I ain't makin' this up, folks.

Was 9/11 really that bad?

The attacks were a horrible act of mass murder, but history says we're overreacting.

And he's the moderate on the left-- he believes that we should have gone to war with Japan over Pearl Harbor, though apparently 9/11 didn't rise to that level. A fellow lefty he criticizes makes the case that we should have simply tried containment on the Japanese Empire.

So, there you go. We all overreacted to 9/11. 3000 murders in an hour should have been as rain off a duck's back.


Bonus! Very centrist, moderate, fair-and-balanced Chris Hedges (formerly of the NYT and, I do believe, formerly of an inappropriate and fulsomely anti-American tirade at a college graduation) has decided that your freedom of speech and religion rights are now too dangerous for the nation to any longer countenance.

His article making the case, more or less, for concentration camps for those on the right is titled "American Fascists."

How terribly fitting.


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