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Yglesias vs. Kirchick

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The main point here seems to be that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says many things about Israel, and that the sum total of these things is incoherent contradiction. As such, it doesn’t make a ton of sense to credit what he says to one audience (the Iranian people) more than what he says to another (the international community), given that he may have incentive to deceive both. Of course, Ahmadinejad’s statements about Israel certainly call for some scrutiny, but I doubt that Kirchick credits the Iranian president’s statements about the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program. Moreover, the “You’ve criticized Dick Cheney 103 times, but haven’t mentioned Attila the Hun even once; is Cheney really worse than the Scourge of God?” construction is just about the most useless talking point that Kirchick could have invoked.

The other point seems to be that Yglesias needs to regrow the beard.

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  • Mike

    And Yglesias could use some voice training. I admire the guy, but he screeches.

  • Mike

    And Yglesias could use some voice training. I admire the guy, but he screeches.

  • ligedog

    Jesus, he’s hard to look at and where’t the hoodie. Also Kirchick is as smug and hairless as I pictured.

  • ligedog

    Jesus, he’s hard to look at and where’t the hoodie. Also Kirchick is as smug and hairless as I pictured.

  • Funkhauser

    High-Fivin’ (Expensively Educated but with Little to Show for It) White Guys … All Right!

  • Funkhauser

    High-Fivin’ (Expensively Educated but with Little to Show for It) White Guys … All Right!

  • I don’t know if there’s ever been a format less appealing than this; the vidcap looks like something from the upcoming Uwe Boll/Rainier Wolfcastle project Help! My Son Is A Nerd!

  • I don’t know if there’s ever been a format less appealing than this; the vidcap looks like something from the upcoming Uwe Boll/Rainier Wolfcastle project Help! My Son Is A Nerd!

  • jon

    How’s about you pay attention to what Ahmadinejad and the Iranian government does? Talk is cheap. Ahmadinejad is a relatively weak figurehead.

  • jon

    How’s about you pay attention to what Ahmadinejad and the Iranian government does? Talk is cheap. Ahmadinejad is a relatively weak figurehead.

  • Jesus. It’s bad enough we have to read Kirchick every once in a while. Now we have to listen to the stupid twat too?

  • Jesus. It’s bad enough we have to read Kirchick every once in a while. Now we have to listen to the stupid twat too?

  • “James, Ahmedinajad is not an American. Cheney and Perle both are. Thanks for trying.”
    “James, Ahmedinajad said that Israel will be a forgotten entity in history like the Soviet Union. Is it unreasonable to want entities you despise to one day be consigned to history’s dustbin? You would probably agree that it would be a good thing if America became solidly conservative. Does that mean you want a librulcaust?”
    “James, who gives a fuck what Ahmedinajad says? He’s not attacking America any time soon.”
    Yglesias is right, of course. But reasoning with these fuckwits is a waste of time.

  • “James, Ahmedinajad is not an American. Cheney and Perle both are. Thanks for trying.”
    “James, Ahmedinajad said that Israel will be a forgotten entity in history like the Soviet Union. Is it unreasonable to want entities you despise to one day be consigned to history’s dustbin? You would probably agree that it would be a good thing if America became solidly conservative. Does that mean you want a librulcaust?”
    “James, who gives a fuck what Ahmedinajad says? He’s not attacking America any time soon.”
    Yglesias is right, of course. But reasoning with these fuckwits is a waste of time.

  • djw

    I actually listened to most of the damned thing, and there’s just nothing going on there. Kirchick’s is an almost completely vacant mind, operated by a Peretzian autopilot.

  • djw

    I actually listened to most of the damned thing, and there’s just nothing going on there. Kirchick’s is an almost completely vacant mind, operated by a Peretzian autopilot.

  • I feel dumber after listening to that.

  • I feel dumber after listening to that.

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