Thursday, January 19, 2006

In his column on Gore's speech, David Broder writes of assigning malfeasance to the President's decision to go to war:
It is a reach to attempt to make a crime of a policy misjudgment.
Just a policy misjudgement. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Only in politics is fundamental incompetence a reason to keep one's job. The invasion and its aftermath demonstrated a willful pattern of subordinating policy formation to ideology. The adminstration even bragged about it: "We create reality, we don't respond to it." In any other position, such an attitude would put you on the street. If you're the President, the most respected voices in journalism will write the results off as a "policy misjudgement."


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