See, on this site I visit sometimes, there's this mouthy college kid who is so deeply into his Bush-hating that he can't even accept that some of his points may be incorrect...or at least not as clear-cut as he's presenting them.
He regularly ridicules anyone who disagrees with him, is generally unpleasant and vaguely harassing, and long ago I'd given up on having any sort of reasonable discussion with him. In short, he's the rabid ultra-winger that makes his chosen political side look bad through his behavior.
Well, today I decided to point out a few things that I figured he wouldn't accept. Yeah, with a touch of sarcasm when I said that I was probably wasting my time, but hey...why not? I pointed out that I was mostly replying to show that not everyone in the US was like him.
The line that prompted my response was his comment that if Iraqis wanted a change of government, then they'd have had a revolution to change it. His comment here. My response:
Superboy, they did have a revolution. And they were slaughtered before they could take power. But I suppose that reminding you of that is a waste of my time.
I guess it would also be a waste of time to remind you that Iraq had weapons that were in violation of UN sanctions--the Al-Sammoud II missiles, in particular.
It would be a waste of time to point out that there's no good reason to store large quantities of pesticides next to ammunition facilities in non-agricultural areas. Or to point out that pesticides kill people, too.
It would probably also be a waste of time to point out that Iraq targeted our aircraft with fire-contol radar, and sometimes fired on them as they patroled the no-fly zone for twelve years, or to mention the dangerous activities that sailors engaged in every single day of those twelve years as they enforced the sanctions by boarding vessels in the Arabian Gulf. And that cost big bucks, too.
Why do I think it would be a waste of time? Because I believe that you're so narrowly focused on what you want to believe that you can't even see that anyone else might have a valid point. To be honest, I don't know why any of us continue to try to reason with you, except perhaps to show those who don't live in the US that not everyone is like you.
At least we finally agreed on something: "I couldn't have put it better myself. Yes, your post was a complete waste of time."
Now, the part that makes me wonder just how stupid he thinks I am is when he asked me to elaborate: Like "me"? Well, please, tell me how I am like.
As if I'm going to tell him that he's a closed-minded, sarcastic little troll. I mean, really. That would get me reprimanded on the site, for one thing. Dumbass.
I simply replied, "Sorry, dear, but what you've shown us so far will have to speak for itself."
Which of course it does. Very clearly.