So I clicked on the article to see for myself.
Joe Scarborough is catching flack for daring to say out loud what a lot of Americans are thinking anyway, namely that the indiscriminate killing of Gazans by Israel has to stop.
Well, I'm impressed! I mean, it's not every day that a TV "news" personality gets away with even the tamest criticism of Israel, so this seemed like maybe it could be a sort of turning point, and good on Joe for having the moral courage to. . . oh, wait. . . never mind.
Israel Loses Joe Scarborough, Calls Gaza Offensive 'Asinine'
Wait, have I been using the word "asinine" wrong this whole time? Does "asinine" mean "horrifically appalling?"
1. extremely stupid or foolish.
“This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”
That can't possibly be the word you're looking for. Asinine? The killing of women and children is "asinine?" Not "evil?" or "reprehensible?" or "malevolent?"
You're going with "asinine?"
You know you're talking about kids being brutally slaughtered, right?
Joe Scarborough: They blew up a popular marketplace yesterday and they blew up a U.N. school where there were 17 warnings — 17. That is indiscriminate. . . The United States of America — we cannot be associated with this if this continues. This is so bad, not only for the Israeli people, but for us.
Right, because. . . wait, what?!?!?
We should not support the indiscriminate murder of children in Gaza because it is bad for the country doing the killing? And for us? Not bad for the people getting murdered?
“Far from taking an antagonistic approach towards Israel,” he continued, “I am most concerned about Israel’s long-term security. And Israel does not become more secure by increasing attacks that continue to kill women and children.”
He warned, as he did earlier Thursday, that Israel’s response could radicalize Palestinian citizens and mobilize a group more extreme than Hamas.
So, the main concern is for the security of the country who is committing the war crimes? The reason that they should stop killing innocent kids is because there could be blowback?
This is the bold stand that Scarborough is taking? This is what he's "getting flack" for? This is why we're supposed to be impressed with his courage? Fuck this guy!