Q: Why does the world hate America? A: I simply can’t imagine.
Texas congressman Sam Johnson’s comments (broadly, "we should nuke Syria out of existence") are worse than anything that anyone of any importance on the left – politicians and pundits alike – has said since 9/11. Worse in the sense of more offensive, and worse in the sense of making people outside America keener on destroying America.
Hell, if I thought Americans in general were like Sam Johnson, then I’d be keen to destroy America (as it is, I’m merely keen to destroy Texas).