I shoulda known not to recommend “The Stuff That Happened” as a righteously wicked NYT editorial on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Even with its MSM waffling (“For the present, our goal must be to minimize the damage …”), I thought he’d go for it. Boy, was I wrong.
Here’s what came back from my comrade in blogs. Citation and verse:
“In their wishful thinking, Mr. Bush and Mr. Rumsfeld undoubtedly tell themselves what they tell us: that the Iraqi people are better off than they were under the brutal dictator, that the Iraqi security forces are gradually learning how to take over defense of their own country and that a unified
government is still a good possibility.”
That’s the NYT’s wishful thinking too. But Unindicted Co-Conspirators always move to cover their own asses first.
“The Iraq debacle ought to serve as a humbling lesson for future generations of American leaders — although, if our leaders were capable of being humbled, they could have simply looked back to Vietnam.”
Gee, Why didn’t the NYT do that? Why didn’t the NYT tell Judy Chalabi to go fuck her smug little self?
— David Ehrenstein
Yeah, Rose, he’s singin’ out.