At some point, I’ll flesh this out more, but in looking at my Twitter feed from Saturday night’s debate, I saw several things from my Twitter feed from Clinton supporters like this:
I don’t get this. Let’s leave aside that a line can be traced from the Iraq War to the recent Paris attacks. Let’s ignore that the vote for the Iraq War is part of a hawkish foreign policy pattern (e.g., Libya and Syria) that has also led to destabilization of those countries (no one could have predicted…). Let’s even allow a reinvention of history and pretend that Clinton’s pro-war vote, like John Kerry’s, was something more than quintessentially cynical and vile New Democrat positioning.
What I don’t understand is how so many left-leaning types who were vehemently against Iraq are suddenly willing to let bygones be bygones. Some people aren’t really in a position to do that. They have to live with the consequences of that shitty war every damn day.
It is a form of privilege to be able to ‘move on’ and argue there should be no consequences of supporting the biggest foreign policy mistake in the last couple of decades. It’s revolting. Forget ‘checking your privilege’: check your fucking humanity–to see if it’s still there.
I will support Clinton in the general election because she will be better than any Republican–I’ve done worse. But why some would so eagerly and happily support a warmonger when there is someone else who got it right as an alternative escapes me.
Some are more fortunate than others I suppose.