But let's check the scorecard for "baseless accusations of perfidy" today...
Blaming the left for 9/11 began just hours after the Twin Towers fell that Tuesday morning. So don't expect any sympathy from me on this count -- I've spent the last five years being accused of hating freedom, being a racist, and wanting the Taliban to retake Afghanistan. All because I opposed (and continue to oppose) the war in Iraq and I've tried, and increasingly failed, to square my support for NATO's mission with the conclusion that we're increasingly likely to fail in Kandahar.
* The name of Dinesh D'Sousa's upcoming presentation at the Heritage Foundation blaming liberal Americans for 9/11: "The Enemy at Home"
* Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson this morning on Sen. Ted Kennedy and other war opponents: “hostile enemies right here on the home front."
Even Olaf at The Prairie Wranglers, a blogger who I respect and whose writings I enjoy, has played this game with me (albeit more politely than some) and I get fucking sick of it.
This isn't a "you did it first" excuse (even though the right objectively did, in fact, do it first) but rather a bargain: When Blogging Tories STFU about "Taliban Jack", when calling Canadians "pro-Taliban" is seen by Tories as beyond the pale in reasonable company, when we can generally have a serious debate about foreign policy without the useless competition to see who's more patriotic/bloodthirsty than who, then you'll get my apology for the post immediately below. And not a second sooner.