Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I ♥ Ann Coulter

The Diva of the Right nails the Iraq Surrender Study Group (link likely only good for this week; will update):
The ISG report was about what you'd expect if the ladies from "The View" were asked to come up with a victory plan for Iraq. We need to ask Syria to tell Hamas to stop calling for the destruction of Israel. Duh! "Dear Hamas, Do you like killing Jews, or do you LIKE killing Jews? Check yes or no."
and
If that's a war Americans think we're "losing," Osama bin Laden was right: We are a paper tiger.
Hey ... great minds and all that, on the second comment. But the first deserves the greater emphasis. The Surrender Group reads like nothing more than a list of desiderata, completely divorced from any sense of how to get them to come about or even whether they are possible. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, you'd have to have a heart of stone to read passages like these ...
RECOMMENDATION 12: The United States and the Support Group should encourage and persuade Syria of the merit of such contributions as the following.

RECOMMENDATION 79: The CIA should provide additional personnel in Iraq to develop and train an effective intelligence service and to build a counterterrorism intelligence center that will facilitate intelligence-led counterterrorism efforts.
... and not laugh. You would think either nobody had ever thought of this stuff or it was as simple as picking apples off trees. I was waiting for ...
RECOMMENDATION 80: The lion should lie down with the lamb. And the baby should play by the cobra's hole and the toddler stick his hand into it.
But it didn't come. Maybe they only had the budget for 79.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

JOSEPH D'HIPPOLITO SAYS...

Ann Coulter for Attorney General!

Hey, a fella can dream, can't he?

dyspepticmyopic said...

Ann's hot, and brainy, and witty. I'm quite taken with her myself. But she's become a bit too smitten with her own persona as a "bomb-thrower" these days. I'd like to see her branch out a bit. She;s too talented to wallow in culture war rhetoric forever...

Andy Nowicki said...

Dyspepticmyopic is me, by the way... Sorry for the mix-up.

paul zummo said...

I never got the love affair conservatives have for Coulter. She's often a funny writer, but she can take things too far, and that says a lot coming from me. Moreover, she's not really that hot. She's tall but way too bony and skinny, and quite frankly not that pretty.

Donald R. McClarey said...

Coulter is a detriment to thinking conservatives everywhere. She argues poorly and her positions are usually ill thought out. I think she is mostly about self-promotion.

Victor said...

Paul:

To cite the great philosopher Spencer Tracy in his magnus opus PAT AND MIKE: "Not much meat on her, but what's there is cherce."


Donald:

I wouldn't even say Coulter "argues" at all. But what she is is a great sound-bite spinner and put-down artist. There has never been a white chick better at "The Dozens."

Anonymous said...

I would draw a distinction between Coulter the writer and Coulter the TV pundit. Coulter the writer tends to be pretty substantive, and actually does a better job than most political writers of backing up her positions with evidence and argument. Coulter the TV pundit is the queen of soundbites, but it's not like TV allows you a whole lot of room to be substantive regardless.

Anonymous said...

The 9:08 a.m. post was me.

-Josiah

Tom Connelly said...

Here's an interesting review of Coulter's GODLESS: The Church of Liberalism by the inimitable Christopher Hitchens.