October 14, 2007

So what's up today?

Some must-sees:

Frank Rich's "The good Germans among us"

We can continue to blame the Bush administration for the horrors of Iraq — and should. Paul Bremer, our post-invasion viceroy and the recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his efforts, issued the order that allows contractors to elude Iraqi law, a folly second only to his disbanding of the Iraqi Army. But we must also examine our own responsibility for the hideous acts committed in our name in a war where we have now fought longer than we did in the one that put Verschärfte Vernehmung on the map.
Bob Herbert, "The trivial pursuit"
In the race for the highest office in the land, we showed the collective maturity of 3-year-olds.

Mr. Gore was taken to task for his taste in clothing and for such grievous offenses as sighing or, allegedly, rolling his eyes. It was a given that at a barbecue everyone would rush to be with his opponent.

We’ve paid a heavy price. The president who got such high marks as a barbecue companion doesn’t seem to know up from down. He’s hurled the nation into a ruinous war that has cost countless lives and spawned a whole new generation of terrorists. He continues to sit idly by as a historic American city, New Orleans, remains wounded and on its knees. He’s blithely steered the nation into a bottomless pit of debt.
Via Cliff, "37 GOP scandals in 4 1/2 minutes." And that's just in 2007. So far in 2007.


Disgusted in St. Louis said...

To complete the NYT op-eds this morning don't leave out, NYT: Stephen Colbert Replaces Maureen Dowd

(if only it was permanently)

maru said...

Cool, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Rich & Herbert are right on target. Though we have a VERY corrupt, extremist administration (and evolving judiciary) in place, they didn't get there entirely of their own accord - - it took the collective ignorance & apathy of approximately 50% of the eligible voters along with the 25% who are just hard-core greedheads, to get us to the place where we are today. Assholes.

Anonymous said...

Too fast to read