So fifth-rate columnist Andy Sully has dipped a tiny toe into the ocean of righteous skepticism about the Bush War on Terror and the accuracy of reports on the alleged airline bombing plot.
I'm not impressed.
Five days ago, Sullivan, writing about one of the men arrested, but not charged, in same alleged plot, proudly articulated bigotry that George Allen would give his right nut to duplicate:
There is something terribly sick within the Muslim mind at this moment in history. It is Nietzsche's ressentiment, but with God re-attached. We should indeed fear these people for the hideous carnage they can wreak for the sake of their God. But we should never let our fear overwhelm our contempt for them - their sickness, their evil, their petty insecurities, their inability to live meaningful lives and their attempt to assuage this by murdering others in God's name. Yes, they evil [sic]. But they are also pathetic, miserable excuses for human beings.
At this moment in history there are hundreds of millions of Muslims living peaceful lives, doing good works and doing the same things, good and bad, that non-Muslims do. Millions of them are Americans. These people do not share a mind with Muslims who are violent, nor are they sick, evil or violent. A small but significant number of them have been victims of hideous carnage we brought upon them for sake of fuck all.
And don't get me started on Sully's weak and weaselly defense of his hatred, in which he lumps together pedophile priests and their victims as common members of another group of sick fucks.
Sullivan is a classic populist bigot: creating an enemy -- Muslims -- and targeting them to draw a paycheck through his shitty blog.