His post was entitled "Merry Christmas to the Left."
In my little blurb about the post, I wrote
Pros & Cons says the left celebrates rape.
Scott didn't like my characterization of his piece. And wrote me about it.
I appreciate the link. However, I think characterizing the post as "the Left celebrates rape" is quite a stretch. My point is not that they celebrate the rape ... I wouldn't suggest that even the most ardent anti-military war detractors celebrate rape. The point is that the rape and murder, as horrible as it is, is ammunition for the anti-war folks to argue to bring our troops home, that we're not making things better over there ... an argument they have been making since the inception of the war, all evidence to the contrary.
Though I disagree with the anti-war folks on policy grounds, I would not attribute such monstrous inclinations to them as celebrating rape.
So I added to the blub, changing it to say
Pros & Cons says the left celebrates rape. Or the reports of rape.
But that wasn't satisfactory. He penned a follow-up piece entitled Celebrating Rape? A Clarification
I hate to think that my little blurb gave him such heartburn. And I certainly wasn't trying to put words in his mouth. But, I think my blurb was correct. Not that Scott said it. But that for the left ... or for much of the vocal left ... it's true.
To be clear: no human being celebrates rape, from the Left or the Right. Nobody.
Well, I actually disagree with him. Now I don't think the left in America celebrates rape. But reports of such activity of American troops ... whether true or not ... seems to bring joy to many of the vocal radical left.
Think about it. Can't you just see some of the loudmouths on the left talking about it. Calling it shameful, to be sure. But it just seems to me that many there revel in reporting such.
No, I'm not saying any wrong acts of our boys and girls in uniform should be swept under the rug. But it seems to me that many on the left enjoy reporting anything that makes our troops look bad.
So, they may not celebrate rape. But it sure looks like they celebrate reports of rape.
Which, while Scott did not actually say the left celebrates reports of rape ... I'm saying they do.
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