Thursday, April 27, 2006

Does This Qualify as a Self-Fisking?

tee bee

John O'Sullivan at NRO points to an ABC interview with Robert Fisk (via Tim Blair).

Fisk's starting point is to note that the person in the videotape looks like Zarqawi, which is a blow to the US, but otherwise, isn't so important:
I think it is part of the bestialisation, if you like, of those people we want to hate, in the sense that I think individuals like Zarqawi or bin Laden don't actually matter. It's a bit like, you know, after you make a nuclear bomb, you go around arresting all the nuclear scientists and putting them in prison. It doesn't do any good. The nuclear bomb exists. Al-Qaeda exists.

To quote Jessica Rabbit, Zarqawi's not bad. He's just been drawn that way.

O'Sullivan concludes, "I would guess this would finish him except that nothing ever does. He is kept afloat by the self-deception of his readership."



At 10:23 PM, Blogger Pile OnĀ® said...

Isn't there a law against self-fisking?

At 1:51 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Only in Alabanastan.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

I don't think it's illegal, but you can wind up with one enormous eyebrow that stretches clear across your face... or hairy palms... or something like that.

At 12:34 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

Or you could end up being chased down a street by a bunch of Afghanis who are quickly gaining on you.

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

That is hysterical.

At 1:32 PM, Blogger camojack said...

Quoth Popeye:
"I uses me Fisks!"


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