Oh, Dad… About Paul Harvey

I always thought he was boring. Boring and harmless, certainly compared to Rush Limbaugh, my Dad’s other radio fascination. But, courtesy of FAIR. From his June 23 broadcast. Comes.
The rest. Of the story:

“We’re standing [in Iraq] dying, daring to do nothing decisive because we’ve declared ourselves to be better than our terrorist enemies–more moral, more civilized.”

Drawing a contrast with what he cast as the praiseworthy nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, Harvey lamented that “we sent men with rifles into Afghanistan and Iraq and kept our best weapons in their silos”–suggesting that America should have used its nuclear arsenal in its invasions of both countries. Harvey concluded: “We didn’t come this far because we’re made of sugar candy. Once upon a time, we elbowed our way onto and across this continent by giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans. That was biological warfare. And we used every other weapon we could get our hands on to grab this land from whomever.

“And we grew prosperous. And yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves. So it goes with most great nation-states, which–feeling guilty about their savage pasts–eventually civilize themselves out of business and wind up invaded and ultimately dominated by the lean, hungry up-and-coming who are not made of sugar candy.”

So really. All we need to do to win against the terrorists is to dig up the smallpox-blanket gumption that made America great!

I could throw up.

Fair points out that Harvey’s show is distributed by Disney/ABC, who wouldn’t let Miramax distribute Fahrenheit 9/11. They suggest the names of a few people you could contact to point this contradiction out to. You could. Give them. The rest of the story. And a piece. Of your mind.