The New York Times editorial and op-ed pages read as though the events of the last three days simply didn’t happen.
From the editorial page:
That’s the lede editorial. Environmental problems are long-term. We’re going to war within weeks. Although you wouldn’t even know that reading their front page.
No mention of the Old/New Europe rift, or of the ten European governments already pledged to our support.
Nick Kristof on the op-ed side:
41 nations and counting, Nick. What’s with the fixation on France?
And from Stephen Pelletiere:
Until Washington gives us proof of Saddam Hussein’s supposed atrocities, we shouldn’t be picking on Iraq on human rights grounds.
How many raped daughters, de-tounged fathers, kidnapped sons, and grieving mothers finally constitute proof?
Healthcare nonsense from Ted Halstead:
Mandatory health coverage will drive down health care costs, and its universalist dimension and market-based orientation should appeal to the left as well as the right.
Yeah, and that mandatory Ponzi scheme — er, pension plan — has been a real cost-saver, too.
Somebody ought to buy Howell Raines a subscription to a decent newspaper, or at least get him to watch Fox News from time to time.