Clinton Losing Anger Syndrome (CLAS) is a terribly sad affliction: it grows out of the tendency of perfectly honorable supporters of Hillary Clinton to allow their fury over Obama’s likely nomination to cause them to blather silly things.
Case in point: I noticed that this pro-Clinton site linked to my recent post objecting to Hillary’s stated intention to obliterate Iran if it used a nuclear weapon against Israel (a stupid scenario, in any case, given that it’s unlikely that Iran’s leaders are suicidal and Israel has its own nukes). I noted in the post that the word obliterate, by its definition, would seem to imply wiping out Iran’s entire civilian population, which one might regard as being a bit over the top in a crimes against humanity sort of way.
To the blogger in question this apparently proves that I am a “pacificist dhimmis.”
So let’s add this up: one expresses concern over the irresponsible use of language that might suggest an intention to potentially eradicate millions of innocent people, and ipso facto you become a pacifist living under Islamic law (see definition of dhimmis).
The scourge of Clinton Losing Anger Syndrome. It’s tragic, really.
Update: The blogger in question has now posted an update in which he denies being pro-Clinton. If I understand his point correctly, he considers himself to fall more into the curmudgeon camp, unhappy with all the options. I am happy to take him (or her) at his (or her) word.