Friday, June 08, 2007

Don't Read This on a Full Stomach

While we're having fun with headlines, there's this one from a WSJ opinion piece by Fouad Ajami:
Fallen Soldier
Mr. President, do not leave this man behind.
No, he's not talking about any of the 3500 actual fallen soldiers. He's not talking about any of the actual soldiers who are actually being left behind. He's talking about Scooter Libby.

And if that doesn't make you throw up a little, try this quote:
Scooter Libby was a soldier in your--our--war in Iraq, he was chief of staff to a vice president who had become a lightning rod to the war's critics. He didn't sit around the councils of power only to make the rounds in Georgetown's salons insinuating that this was not his war all along. He didn't claim this war when it promised an easy victory only to desert it when it stalled in the alleyways of Fallujah and Baghdad and in the twilight world of Arab politics....Scooter Libby worked tirelessly and quietly to prosecute and explain and defend this war.
Soldier, yes; in Iraq, no. Libby was a soldier in a different war, in America. Libby was a soldier in Bush's (or Cheney's) war against their political opponents.

The scariest thing about this administration is that they don't understand the difference.

[Cross-posted at If I Ran the Zoo]

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