Saturday, April 10, 2004

David Brooks, Eternal Sunshine for the Clueless Mind The New York Times Editorial page is put together like most communities, you have your bitter oldster like Bill Safire, he'll tell you to "traverse expeditiously off of my lawn"; you have your conflicted war propagandist Tom Friedman; you've got your cool beatnick Paul Krugman; and your vanity project Maureen Dowd (I'm sure she can coast on that one "hot" picture for another decade or so). And then you have the crushingly inadequate David Brooks writing simpering prose about how the Administration has it all well in hand. Meanwhile, in the real world... ...The Iraqi Governing Council early today issued a statement demanding an end to military action and "collective punishment" - a reference to the Fallujah siege. Abdul-Karim Mahoud al-Mohammedawi, a Shiite on the Governing Council, announced that he was suspending his council seat until "the bleeding stops in all Iraq." He also met Friday with al-Sadr, whom U.S. commanders have vowed to capture.
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