The Deadwood hero leaves bodies in the thoroughfare, while the reality hero tries to prevent the bloodshed in the first place. The Deadwood hero is a vigilante, while the reality hero understands the inherent value of a society dictated by the rule of law. The Deadwood hero is impulsive, aggressive and macho, while the reality hero is a rational consensus-builder with an intelligent plan of action.Yeah, right. Here's the best response, from Don Feder at Frontpage Magazine:
Under a curtain of fear from terrorism, we have been manipulated into thinking that our national security depends on casting our lot with a Deadwood hero when in fact it lies with the other.
Three thousand dead Americans? Well, why didn’t you prevent the bloodshed in the first place! A Dark Ages theocracy pledged to wipe Israel off the face of the earth is acquiring weapons of mass jihad? Let’s build a consensus! All of those Islamists not in favor of wiping Israel off the face of the earth, raise your hands.To a large extent this argument highlights the incredible divide between liberals and conservatives — forget solutions...we simply do not see the same world. I will readily agree that Bush couldn't have done a worse job with Iraq if he had hired the Three Stooges to run the invasion, but that doesn't mean that we're NOT in the middle of World War III with a foe who wants us morphed into ashes and lampshades.
And this is the type of analysis on which major metropolitan newspapers waste scarce resources -- like ink and paper.
Our supreme struggle is to win the war without turning America into Winston Smith's ultimate nightmare.
You tell me...are we succeeding?