Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dumbest 9/11 Commentary

Leave it to that puke funnel Krugman. He calls out the neo-cons for the post-9/11 response. I could get on board with that on a different day, and without the glaring omissions. From the NY Times:

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.

Obvious reasons? What? That Krugman's a big pussy? Or, because he failed to call out the neo-cons on the other side of the aisle that voted to authorize the war, and the Patriot Act, and who continue the wars to this day? Which is to say... he's a big pussy.

Yes, call out the neo-cons, but call them all out. I know, this is Krugman, and the best anyone could expect from such a partisan. The Times should really re-name his column 'The Half-Functioning Conscience Of A Partisan Liberal'... although I understand that 'partisan' is redundant of 'half-functioning'.


Doug said...

Yes, both sides do it and everyone is equally to blame.

Doug said...

But, yeah, the cringing Daschle, DLC Democrats were and are horrid. And, we should wind up the wars, repeal the Patriot Act, and save ourselves some money and return some liberty and realize, our level of danger was not as much as it was pumped up to be, and the security theater doesn't make us appreciably safer.

That said, I think the DLC types are feckless. I think the neo-cons were actively bad.

Todd S. said...

Since I'm so often at odds with Doug, just wanted to say "Amen" to his above post.

Mike Kole said...

I'm saying Amen, but with a caveat or two.

The Democrats are in charge, and have been for a few years. They could have ended the wars by now if they realllllly meant it (since Obama was elected on it, among other things), repealed, etc. So, from where I sit, yesterday's feckless is today's actively bad- just with sweeter rhetoric, and a clearly meaningless Nobel Prize. So, the Dems win on style.

The other is that Obama is a neo-con. I don't care for neo-cons from either party.