Monday, December 22, 2003

First Refusal

Even this euro-phile internationalist doesn't think Europe should have a veto power over any military action we should take. But, now that Wesley Clark has said that Europe should have the right of first refusal, the usual nattering nabobs are pretending that what he really said was that Europe should have a veto power. Mark Kleiman explains.

Get used to this. As Sam Donaldson has informed us, it's the journalist's job to take perfectly reasonable statements made by candidates, pretend they mean something completely outrageous, even when the journalist actually knows better, and then proceed to criticize them for it. Ah, journalism. Such a noble profession.