Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fools and Frenchmen

And then there's Richard Cohen.

Accountability-free punditry. Nice work.

There are worse people than Richard Cohen, of course, but one of the most disheartening things about the runup to the Iraq war wasn't simply that so many of the liberal commentariat supported it, it's that so many of them were so desperate to demonstrate that they weren't dirty fucking hippies that they gleefully joined in to "oppose the opposers." If it been about the real world and people getting killed instead of playing out some personal ego drama maybe things would be a bit different now.