Sunday, July 8, 2007

NYTimes Editorial Calls For Iraq Withdrawal

The "Money Quote":
"President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have used demagoguery and fear to quell Americans' demands for an end to this war. They say withdrawing will create bloodshed and chaos and encourage terrorists. Actually, all of that has already happened - the result of this unnecessary invasion and the incompetent management of this war. It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit."

But close, critical reading reveals, they STILL do not eschew or renounce their initial, unrestrained, enthusiastic advocacy for the ICORP of Iraq. They complain only that the invasion was "unnecessary;" not that it was immoral--by the best of soi-disant Murkin "principles"--illegal, and a criminal act of international, historical proportions and consequences.
And they complain the management of the ICORP was "incompetent," implying that had it been 'competently' managed, they'd still support it. The "If-I-Knew-Then" defense is empty posturing, since "what-they-know-now was evident to any but the sold-out acolytes of the status-quo-ante "then," as much as ever it is today.

With media allies like these, one does not need opponents.

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