Sunday, February 01, 2009

Quickie: Loser Writes Post

From yesterday's Letters to the Editor in the Washington Post:

I was appalled by Richard Cohen's Jan. 27 column ["Torture? Prosecute Us, Too"]. So a little bit of torture is acceptable because the torturers and their superiors had their hearts in the right place? I disagree. Even more ridiculous was Mr. Cohen's assertion that we're all complicit because "Congress overwhelmingly voted for war and the American people overwhelmingly supported it." First of all, this "overwhelming" support was fed by faulty intelligence and outright lies, and, second, the war resolution didn't say anything about suspending our observance of the Geneva Conventions.

Mr. Cohen has brought moral relativism to a new low in the pages of The Post.

PETER HUESTIS

Washington

29 comments:

karenzipdrive said...

You go, Petey!

Chris said...

Congratulations, Princess!

Just beautiful.

Ensign Steve said...

Cool! Congrats.

coronaboomboom said...

Wait... You're not _really_ a princess??!! Nooooooooooooo.....

divageek said...

Well done, Petey. Coolly and precisely stated. Thank you!

TRex said...

Nicely put sir. I think all citizens, American or not have a very good reason to applaud your post.

Anonymous said...

Well and succinctly stated, Your Highness. Do you suppose Cohen and the letters editor know who you are?

BeRightBack said...

corona: How does being named "Peter Huestis" preclude one from also being a princess?

Anonymous said...

Thank you P[Peter]SP. Baci.

The Cat's Meow said...

Gosh! It's like finding out that Clark Kent is Superman!

Cynica said...

Well done, Princess.

FranIAm said...

Bravo! That is one great letter.

Anonymous said...

At least someone in DC has a moral backbone, & I'm proud to know him. Good job Peter.........


Rich In Fla

Fran said...

lies=preemptive war=shock & awe=torture=crimes against humanity=violation of domestic & international law

Torture is never acceptable, ever

Cohen's "9-11 justifies everything" mindset, and implication of the "whispered support of liberals"
is exactly how everything went amuck.

For the record, I never heard whispered support- I heard angry shouts & screams & impassioned cries of disapproval. Plus half the country was vehemently opposed, and even more opposed it, the more the truth was revealed.

Violating basic humanity in this way opens the doors for others to do the same.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Anonymous said...

Sad you had to speak up but thank you for doing so.

Matty Boy said...

Wait! I thought moral relativism was what evil liberals did, and conservatives were all about the right and wrong and knowing the difference and that difference never, ever changing.

I'm so confused I may need a nap.

gjdodger said...

Watch out, or Cohen will start leading off his column with a picture of Peteykins featuring a black eye and chipped tooth.

Lulu Maude said...

YAY Pony! ... er Peter!

g said...

Thank you, thank you Princess! You're a Prince.

Karen Zipdrive said...

What we all might forget is that it takes a highly intelligent person to be as freakin' funny as PSP.
You're a national treasure, Petey.

puravida said...

Nice, Princess. And if I may state the obvious, you are NOT a loser. That, or we're all losers now.

samael7 said...

Good letter. I hope they got more like it.

Unspiek, Baron Bodissey said...

Dear Princess,

I am notorious for having 'said everything,' but didn't say this. I missed this Cohen person's ghastly screed, but hope that I would have written substantially the same as did Your Highness.

lorrwill said...

What Karen Zipdrive said.
Word.
(just when I thought I couldn't heart you more)

Celia said...

Wait...Princess Sparkle Pony...





...is a boy???

Seriously, though, that's an awesome letter of the sort more people should be writing.

Chris said...

How does being named "Peter Huestis" preclude one from also being a princess?

Quite obviously, since we're all here...it doesn't.

But seriously. I'm more amazed that half the comments here are, "Wait. Princess Sparkle Pony is neither a pony, sparkly, or a princess?" (I'm sure he'd disagree with me on that last part, but we'll ignore that.) I thought it was well known that he was a guy! (At least, I think I figured it out when I started following him not long ago - certainly, last I checked, most women didn't have stubble.)

Anonymous said...

A wonderfully crafted letter, but I would expect no less from the prancing hooves of the Princess. My only surprise is that the Post printed something so elegant and irrefutable.

dguzman said...

Yay, Princess! Those sparkly hooves wrote a mighty fine letter.

Anonymous said...

Hooray for HRH Sparkle Pony! Isn't Richard Cohen the doofus who believed Karl Rove's laughable fiction about George W. Bush reading so many books (how embarassing that he didn't realize it was a joke!)? We are grateful to our Sparkle for setting things right!
love,
Taloola (acting treasurer of Eugene Oregon PSP fan club)