Monday, July 28, 2003

No Apologies from Andrew Sullivan...

... or the United States. Andrew nails what's going on with the the far left wing of the Democratic Party (and their minions in the 4th estate) during the ramp up to next years’ presidential campaign. God... we have over a year to suffer through before GW Bush clobbers the Democratic sacrificial lamb.

There was something wonderfully strained about how various news organizations dealt last week with the news of the deaths of Qusay and Uday Hussein. From the BBC to Reuters, there was palpable - if sternly repressed - dismay. One of the first headlines that the Baathist Broadcasting Corporation put out on the news was: "US celebrates 'good' Iraq news." The quotation marks around "good" did not refer to any quote or source in the text. They were pure editorializing on behalf of the BBC, whose campaign to undermine the liberation of Iraq is now in full swing. It was not clear to the BBC that the deaths of two of the most sadistic mass murderers on the plant was in any way a good thing, especially if they redounded to the credit of Tony Blair or George Bush. And immediately, of course, pundits started to criticize the U.S. action as "extra-judicial," as a violation of the law against assassination, and so on. Their immediate impulse on hearing this terrific news was: how can we spin this against Blair and Bush?

Anyway... here's a sample... go read the whole thing.


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