Sunday, October 05, 2003

Billmon on Fineman

Billmon takes on Fineman's slick apologia for the administration. He catches something which totally slipped by me, that Fineman is somehow crediting Joe Wilson for the Bush I administration's decision to not go into Baghdad, and claiming that he forced a meek and mild Dick Cheney into obeying this policy.

As Billmon says, "The idea that Joe Wilson, charge’ d’affaires in Baghdad, made the decision not to march on Saddam's capital -- and that Dick Cheney, cabinet secretary, only "supported" that decision -- is one of those crackpot assertions that could only be made in the madhouse that is now the American media."