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:
President Bush used artful misdirection in his State of the Union address to get around the question of environmental protection.
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:
The macho notion that we'll do what we choose and if the world doesn't like it, it can go [insert expletive here] is both ludicrous and dangerous.
41 nations and counting, Nick. What's with the fixation on France?
And from Stephen Pelletiere:
How many raped daughters, de-tounged fathers, kidnapped sons, and grieving mothers finally constitute proof?
Healthcare nonsense from Ted Halstead:
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.