Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Antiwar Myths and Global Warming Truth

While some may look at the Wall Street Journal as the Foxnews of print media I would argue they're an example of Fox's tag line of fair and balanced. Their news and op/ed pieces cover the political spectrum and their editors have done a great job (by way of performance) of making sure journalistic integrity is paramount. By contrast the New York Times stands head shoulders over the Journal in patently false stories and retractions!

Tuesday's journal had two opinion pieces covering two of the most emotionally charged and party dividing political topics of the day. Global warming and Iraq.

Global warming is happening. That is, we are clearly in a warmer cycle of the infinitesimally small amount of time man has been keeping temperature records. When you examine earths history via fossil and geologic evidence it is clear warming and cooling is cyclic. Most extreme changes, the evidence suggests, are a result of volcanic activity or meteor strikes. The evidence that man is causing the current warming, or that it the current warming is part of a potentially catastrophic change is speculative at best.

Pete du Pont's WSJ piece, "Don't Be Very Worried, The truth about "global warming" is much less dire than Al Gore wants you to think", lays out the chicken little nature of "lock box"Al Gore and the decide before you know what the evidence tells you warming bandwagon scientists.

Then there's Iraq. You can be sure most liberals will go from zero to completely irrational in a nanosecond if you're face to face with one and say Bush was right to go into Iraq. Bushdisdainitis kicks in and he lied, lied, lied. Sure an op/ed titled "Revisionist History, Antiwar myths about Iraq, debunked" by the deputy assistant to the president can be labeled as biased and self serving. However, you must first dismiss, with facts and evidence and not emotions, Mr. Wehner's arguments that are backed up by time lines and facts.

Both of these pieces are just two examples (I have blogged on others many times) of a logical presentation of thought and evidence in direct opposition to liberal position on these topics. Living on the left coast, in lefticon valley, I know hundreds of liberals who do not (and cannot) articulate the liberal position on these topics with any logical and factual precision. It seems these two topics will make up the cornerstone of the Democrat strategy in the coming elections....good luck.


Anonymous said...

It really makes you wonder what our children are being taught at the institutes of higher education across this country. The very idea of graduating students turning their backs on Condi Rice in protest of her collusion with the Bush Administration in perpetuating what they've been taught is a lie is mind boggling. The liberal media along with what we are seeing as an abundance of liberal and far left educators are turning our kids into real jerks. You don't have to agree with someone, but you should at least show them common respect for the office they hold. I'm sure positions like this one aren't being brought into the class rooms of Boston College or a great many others for that matter.

impetuous said...

Thanks for the link to the WSJ article--I thought it was well done. On a lighter note, take a look at: http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2729684
Good humor.

Schadenfreude said...

Yo, T! Where are you?!?!