Friday, August 26, 2005

MoDo Gets It Right

I'm not generally a big fan of Maureen Dowd, finding her too often vapid and lightweight, but her column yesterday really hits the Preznit nail on the head.

"For political reasons, the president has a history of silence on America's war dead. But he finally mentioned them on Monday because it became politically useful to use them as a rationale for war -- now that all the other rationales have gone up in smoke.

"'We owe them something,' he told veterans in Salt Lake City (even though his administration tried to shortchange the veterans agency by $1.5 billion). 'We will finish the task that they gave their lives for.'

"What twisted logic: With no WMD, no link to 9/11 and no democracy, now we have to keep killing people and have our kids killed because so many of our kids have been killed already? Talk about a vicious circle: The killing keeps justifying itself."

Check it out for yourself (and a tip of the Generik hat to Pete for pointing that out).
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