Skip to comments.Washington Post columnist Boot changes al-Baghdadi column after criticism
Posted on 10/29/2019 9:29:38 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Washington Post columnist Max Boot made a change to his column on Monday after coming under criticism for stating that the late ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was not a coward because he blew himself up over being captured by U.S. forces.
An earlier version of this column included a sentence questioning whether Trump was right to call Baghdadi a coward because he blew himself up, Boot wrote late Monday in explaining the change. The line was removed because it unintentionally conveyed the impression that I considered Baghdadi courageous.
Boot also deleted a tweet in which he essentially made the same argument while also challenging Trump's unverified claim that Al-Baghdadi was whimpering and crying.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
“it unintentionally conveyed the impression that I considered Baghdadi courageous.
Unintentionally revealed his true sentiments.
Trump Derangement Syndrome in the full spotlight.
He blew up his children. Filthy coward.
He can try to walk it back, but everyone always remembers the headline, and nobody reads the retraction. This is one case where that adage bites them in the butt!
Im old enough to remember when articles were edited BEFORE they were published.
Welcome to the world of finger-in-the-wind journalism
Used his own kids as human shields, then blows them up along with himself. That’s as cowardly as it gets.
Max needs a “Boot” in his backside. Tired of these neocons who have controlling our foreign policy apparatus for too long.
I used to respect Boot on national security issues. But, he’s let his Trump hatred distort his mind.
It’s also greedy. Since the kids will have no use for all the virgins, he’ll get them in addition to his own 72. That’s a Mensa level towel head, all right.
There was nothing “unintentional” about what Boot said, it was merely stupid and ill-considered. Hatred will do that.
The Post also referred to the dead dirtbag as an austere religious scholar. In addition to granting the creep legitimacy and near hero status, the term used implicitly condemns religious scholars, and by extension, religion (except of course the religion of peace).
By now he’s already found out that paradise has run out of virgins and he’ll have to satisfy himself (!) with a single 72 year-old near virgin.
Baghdadi & Sean Connery look similar?
That comparison is sacrilege...
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Connery is distinguished. Bag-daddyo looks like hes smoking a monkey.
The hatred of Trump supersedes any other concern for these people.
It’s just an open public display of sickness.
I was glad when Obama allowed our troops to go in and take down Osama Bin Laden. I wasn’t a big fan of Obama obviously, but taking out Laden was the right thing to do. He allowed our forces to do it.
These people can’t even be happy that Baghdadi is dead. It beats anything I’ve ever seen.
Some are now praising Baghdadi because he was a great leader? Seriously?
It certainly verges on it for me.
Mentioning Connery in a sentence with his guy is unfortunate indeed.
Not trying to dump on you entropy12. I know you meant nothing bad by it.
He blew himself up rather than stood trial to defend his actions, which he always claimed were divinely inspired. That makes him a coward.
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