TACITUS is issuing a challenge to anti-war bloggers: Disavow A.N.S.W.E.R. and what it stands for. And he’s got some pretty graphic stuff on what it stands for.

UPDATE: Radley Balko responds. Oliver Willis has a response, too.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Megan McArdle comments:

I’ve seen a number of people say that it doesn’t matter that A.N.S.W.E.R. organized the anti-war marches — they may be quasi-marxist apologists for Stalin using the anti-war rallies to advance a hard-left statist agenda, but why should we let that stop us from marching in a good cause?

Come again? Would you go to a fundraiser for abandoned puppies organized by the Klan? Please do not bother trying to convince me; of course you wouldn’t. You’d donate money to a shelter, or adopt a puppy, but no matter how good the cause was, you wouldn’t stand up to be counted alongside the guys in sheets.

She’s also designed some nifty t-shirts. Where do I order one? (LATER: Why here, of course!)

ANOTHER UPDATE: Lots of comments on Tacitus’s original post. My favorite, however, is not precisely on point, but it is funny:

hmmm connecting dots.

Stalin: big mustache, vicious dictator

Saddam : big mustache, vicious dictator

A.N.S.W.E.R.: Stalinist organisation opposes move to unseat Saddam.

question, if Bush had a big mustache would they be ambivalent over their support of Saddam?

Hmm. Big mustache. Cowboy hat. . . . All I can say is, Tom Selleck for President! Let’s bring America back together. . . .


Meanwhile, Steven Jens asks, “What is it with evil men and mustaches?”