What’s wrong with Nicholas Kristof? In his column this morning, “Bush Takes On The Brothels,” the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for commentary writes this lede:
I’m guessing that President Bush’s foreign policy will stand up about as well to the assessments of future historians as a baby gazelle to a pack of cheetahs.
To compare pre-emptive war, alienation of allies, nuclear sabre-rattling, disregard for international treaties and destabilizing the U.N. to a baby gazelle is beyond ludicrous. Bad analogy, Mr. Kristof. If you want to claim the Bullshitter-in-Chief “hasn’t gotten much credit” for his stand against sex trafficking, fine. But please don’t turn reality inside out while doing it.