Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Quotables

From A DEFENSE OF ANN COULTER: Weenie Roastby Elspeth Reeve in the The New Republic:

'Or take Coulter's most infamous line: Writing about her friend's death on September 11, she finished her essay with, "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity." Wow, that's pretty indefensible. The United States could never--would never--do such a thing. Instead, we've invaded their countries, killed their leaders, and are desperately trying to convert them to secularism. (It's not like mullahs appreciate the difference.)'

2 comments:

Ilya said...

There are two "their"s and a "them" in Coulter's quotation without a specific referent. What people(s) are we talking about? Iraqis? If so, then yes, we invaded Iraq and removed Saddam over 3 years ago. How does this redeem Coulter?

xtrachromosomeconservative said...

I do not purport to redeem Anne Coulter. It is rather an article in the New Republic that attempts to, as is labeled in the post and hyperlinked. As to the their, them question: muslims. I thought it was not so much Coulter that was qoutable but what the author, Elspeth Reeve, did with her quote.