Brownie at Harry’s Place really is a nasty vindictive loon.
Article highlight: his boast that he’s never encountered a antiwar liberal argument that he hasn’t been able to destroy in ‘a thrice’. Second highlight: the story of the antiwar chap who has the misfortune to sit next to Brownie on the Tube, and leaves before his stop because (Brownie believes) his arguments have been destroyed. Not because, for example, there’s an authoritarian fanatic sitting next to him telling him that he’s evil.
The most telling bit, though, is this paragraph: "So when I hear people whose most important decisions each day are what to play on the iPod lecturing the country’s most senior policeman about the rules of engagement for suicide bombers, telling him how his men are ‘executioners’… I want to be sick, have a shower, scream… do anything in fact, but speak."
Yes. It would be outrageous if citizens were allowed to hold the police to account for their behaviour. Instead, we should ensure the police have total freedom of action unconstrained by liberal concepts such as "accountability" and "not killing innocent civilians". To do otherwise would be a revolting insult to these great men of the police, whose boots the rest of us are not worthy to lick.
"…the rights and privileges between those who served in the armed forces and those who haven’t, therefore called citizens and civilians…", and so on.
Update: Eric seems to have a similar perspective. They’re *our* fucking servants, for Christ’s sake! Unless someone is breaking the law, the police should not be telling them what to do…