It is unfair to use an unmoderated comments section to tar the site that hosts it, I think, so while I wouldn’t argue that this gives us any insight into what the folks at Salon.com think, it does seem to me representative of a certain habit of thought on the Left. (Using the word “thought” loosely.) In the wake of the Fort Hood shootings, one regular Salon commentor wrote:
The Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld nazification of the United States military — turning it into nothing more than a worldwide force for unmotivated aggressive war — leads to the murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis/Pakistanis/Afghanis (and many, many more of those to come) — and this clown Benjamin asks why?
Because there were no towelheads around to mass murder, that’s why.
I’m guessing that Major Malik Nadal Hasan was not the kind of guy who was looking for “towelheads” to murder. Just a hunch. But, of course, it’s Bush’s fault, and our troops are Nazis.