August 05, 2010

America and its wars

According to Scott Horton, Joe Klein writes about how deeply damaged our country is from diving into the Bush (and neo-conn) policies. Glad he can see it now, because here is Mr. Klein in 2006 demonstrating why he thought the wimpy Democrats would never be as cool as the macho Bush. As Kevin said this week, even though most people now think the wars we are entangled in were not good for us, come another period of "make my day" postering and we'll see people like Joe Klein, Tom Friedman and Bill Keller cheering the drive to war. It's a sad affair for humans that so many people need war to make themselves feel powerful.

[edited for grammar]

Posted by Mary at August 5, 2010 01:16 AM | Miscellaneous | Technorati links |

No APOSTROPHE in ITs in the post's headline

Its is the possessive

It's is the contraction

It's = It Is

Posted by: one of your teachers at August 7, 2010 08:03 AM

"Yet neocons still fill the pages of opinion in America’s best-known journals and newspapers. Their errors in judgment—not to mention flagrant dishonesty—go unremarked upon." - So true, but good on Scott Horton, and you Mary, for remarking on it.

Posted by: Kathy at August 7, 2010 11:12 AM

Yeah, some of 'em were for the Iraq War before they were against it. Which is fine if it's genuine progress, but some of 'em are still for the war, and more of 'em will indeed be for the next war. As always, the question remains: Is our pundits learning?

Posted by: Batocchio at August 7, 2010 02:11 PM

Funny about Joe Klein writings, he seems to forget his past musings. Go reread his musings about President Bush landing on the Lincoln in 2003. Doesn't read like the same person, does it?

Posted by: peter the bellhop at August 8, 2010 01:01 PM