[ by Charles Cameron — noted in passing, hat tip to Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, who retweeted this from Leo Shane III ]
I feel like there's a disconnect here … pic.twitter.com/rs1rkGznqi
— Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) August 8, 2014
Of course, a weak (IMO) argument might be made that “fighting another war in Iraq” involves putting troops on the ground again, not “airstrikes to stop genocide” alone — but at a simple, verbal level I don’t buy it.
So there’s a disconnect, sure — but it’s the kind of disconnect that calls attention to itself — pretty much a statement and its negation. And from a DoubleQuotes / HipBone / Sembl point of view, that’s an intense form of connection, closer for instance than many types of kinship, or cause and effect:
Opposites are closely coupled.