How The Right Whines

I've been amazed and appalled at how loudly the far right is whining - not about how Christmas and the Bible are being taken from them this time - about the attention by media and bloggers over the fact that the number of U.S. soldiers dead in Iraq has now surpassed the most widely published number of those who died on September 11th, 2001. Specifically, they state that anyone who notes this figure hates America and may be a terrorist.

Strange. The far right uses September 11th as an excuse for absolutely everything from domestic spying to a "peachy keen" reason for torture to turning the U.S. Constitution into confetti to having people fired for being critical of a war or a president to building an abysmally stupid border wall to keep out illegals.

But let it be pointed out that more deaths occur for other reasons that "extremist Muslim murderers hating our freedom" and the right can't stop bitching and moaning.

Guess we shouldn't point out that American actions in East Timor in the 70s, our "bringing of democracy and freedom" to Iraq and Afghanistan, our "retaliation" on the about-to-surrender Japan in the form of bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, killed mountains more people than died on 9-11.