Carol Platt Liebau: Typical of the Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Typical of the Times

Take a look at this story in yesterday's New York Times.

Note that the article is really "about" an effective operation against the Taliban -- but it takes some digging to get that from piece itself. Instead, it stresses the civilian deaths (which are, of course, a terrible thing), followed by an American quote about the "successful" operation -- placed, it seems, to play up the callousness aspect: This terrible military man thinks an operation that killed civilians was a "success."

Of course, it doesn't note until lower that those civilian deaths occurred because the Taliban was hiding in civilians' homes.

It's just one more symptom of the disease that Morton Kondracke identified -- a Bush-hatred so overwhelming that everything else, including national security and the best interests of the United States, is subsumed by it.


Blogger The Heretik said...

Taliban? Didn't we win in Afghanistan before we headed into Iraq where the real danger is?

6:25 PM  

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