Ed Driscoll

Quagmire Watch!

As we noted in February of 2003, during the Pleistocene era of our humble corner of cyberspace, CNN dusted off the Q-word three weeks before the liberation of Iraq began. This week, the New York Times similarly is “Fearing Another Quagmire in Afghanistan” a week after President Obama is in office.

As > Quagmire!” href=”http://www.julescrittenden.com/2009/01/25/quagmire-2″>Jules Crittenden notes:

The real question raised by this article is why a major American newspaper … currently bogged down in a considerable quagmire of its own … would want to jump into the quagmire of quagmirism again. But it looks like we may be witnessing a fascinating evolution in which Obama, having adopted a number of key Bush war policies and practices, will be subjected to the same shoddy reporting practices.

Fortunately, the Times has a legendary Pulitzer-winning journalist to airdrop into that far-off land.

(Incidentally, I wonder if the Age of Obama has caused the Times’ publisher to revise this sage moment of ’60s-minted Radical Chic philosophizing?)