Rewarding Failure With New Labels

While the Hippie Brigade has been correct about the Iraq war---the radical warmongers are rewarded with a new label: "Centrists" Glenn Gree

While the Hippie Brigade has been correct about the Iraq war---the radical warmongers are rewarded with a new label: "Centrists"

Glenn Greenwald

Back in 2002, when the U.S. was debating whether to invade Iraq, those who opposed the invasion were, for that reason alone, dismissed as unserious morons and demonized as anti-American subversive hippies. Despite the fact that subsequent events have largely proven them to have been right, and that those who did the demonizing were the frivolous, unserious, know-nothing extremists, this narrative persists, so that -- even now, when most Americans have turned against this war -- the only way to avoid being an "extremist," and to be rewarded with the "centrist" mantle, is to support the continuation of this war in one form or another...read on


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