Balloon Juice On Iran
John Cole Tim F breaks down the current Iran situation in a very honest way.
Von at Obsidian Wings has noble and timely sentiments about Iran:
Iran is the next great challenge, and it is (and should remain) a nonpartisan one.
Then he links to a Q-and-O post which sniffs indignantly at lefty bloggers whoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve done some prognosticating about how the Iran imbroglio will pan out. In a classic example of rhetorical dishonesty Jim Jon Henke identifies a single blogger as ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“the Democratic baseÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ and one Atrios post becomes ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“the Democratic strategy.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Not that I want to single out Von personally, but this empty rhetorical gimmick is depressingly typical. Since when was Ward Churchill a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“darling of the left,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ since never. Neither is the Democratic Party the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“party of Cindy Sheehan.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Is the GOP ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“the party of Pat Robertson?ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ No, itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not. People who concern themselves with precise language should pay attention to rhetorical flourishes that weaken their overall point.
If you are so inclined…read the whole thing…