Tuesday, October 09, 2007

This Guy Sounds Like Roger Cohen

From Matt Taibbi's article about McCain:

Another McCain supporter named Johnny Mack who is pushing "No Surrender" petitions at a VFW appearance in Anderson says he didn't know that there was no connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq before the war, but that doesn't matter, because "I'm just a dumb country boy" who nonetheless knows of "secret reasons" for the war from his time running nightclubs in the Midwest, where he learned "things I can't disclose."

I'm somewhat kidding, but with the "liberal hawks" there's always been a tinge of "I have access to deep truths that you couldn't possibly know or understand" to their rhetoric. Some of them probably did have people in the administration whispering "secrets" in their ears, but others, if not for their presence in our elite media, would be standing on street corners trying to get people to sign up to receive their interesting and fascinating newsletters.

From 2001-2004 Cohen was the acting and then actual foreign editor of the New York Times. We know how well that all worked out.