Glenn Reynolds believes he has discovered some hypocrisy, with hilarious results:
GLENN GREENWALD NOTICES THAT BARACK OBAMA IS MY PUPPET: “What is most amazing about all this is that, a mere three years later, some combination of Israel and the U.S. are doing exactly that which Reynolds recommended. Numerous Iranian nuclear scientists are indeed being murdered.” And yet the “progressives” who were so upset by my blogging seem oddly uninterested in launching similar condemnations regarding Obama’s actual killing. Say what you will about Greenwald — and no, really, say what you will about Greenwald — but he is, at least, paying attention.
A cynic would conclude that all that moralizing “antiwar” talk back in the Bush era was just partisan twaddle or something.
The first problem here is that there is no hypocrisy. (And, yes, I think it would have been more useful — or rather less useful to hacks like Reynolds — had Salon‘s Glenn not implied that Kevin, Lindsay and I were partisan stooges by comparing us to colleagues he was “sure” would condemn the actions, but anyway.) The bigger problem is that there’s no “Obama’s actual killing” to be discussed here. If actual evidence emerges that the U.S. ordered or collaborated in the killing of Iranian civilians that Reynolds advocates I will strongly condemn these actions. As of now, there is none. But, aside from the fact that both premises of the post are transparently erroneous and are tied together by smarmy apologism for illegal murders, great work!