The pirate or the weasel?
I blogged here in fury at Maureen Dowd's latest column--her ineffective rehashing of the usual charges against Bush and the Iraq war. Now, she's done it again, and I'm forced to ask myself: the New York Times pays her to do this? She's sarcastic, flippant, and smug:
"This president is in a truly scary place in Iraq. Americans can't get out, or they risk turning the country into a terrorist haven that will make the old Afghanistan look like Cipriani's. Yet his war, which has not accomplished any of its purposes, swallows ever more American lives and inflames ever more Muslim hearts as W. reads a book about the history of salt and looks forward to his biking date with Lance Armstrong on Saturday.
The son wanted to go into Iraq to best his daddy in the history books, by finishing what Bush senior started. He swept aside the warnings of Brent Scowcroft and Colin Powell and didn't bother to ask his father's advice."
Just as President Bush and his administration have not asked me for any sacrifices to fight an actual war on terror, so the comfortable shells of the liberal elite have not asked me to do anything to oppose it while simultaneously supporting our brave men and women in uniform. Again I am faced with the choice between bloodthirsty corporate pirates and soulless weasels.