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James, Meet Michael

James Wolcott, October 2004:

“First of all, I don’t know of any liberals or lefties who brandish the name of Muqtada al-Sadr. This isn’t 1968, he isn’t Ho Chi Minh, his ragtag militia isn’t hailed as a liberation front, and nobody–including me–knows how to pronounce al-Sadr’s first name without hurting our teeth. The man simply doesn’t come up in cocktail party conversation when we nihilists get together to drink blood.”

Michael Moore, April 2004:

“The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not “insurgents” or “terrorists” or “The Enemy.” They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush? You closed down a friggin’ weekly newspaper, you great giver of freedom and democracy! Then all hell broke loose. The paper only had 10,000 readers! Why are you smirking?”

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