March 14, 2004

Some Steyn...

The inimitable Steyn, on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's headlline: Accused Spy Is Cousin Of Bush Staffer

...It's one thing for the press to be anti-war and feel Saddam should be given another decade or two to come into compliance with Security Council resolutions. It's quite another to be so smitten with the old butcher that your copy editors internally absorb Baath Party tribal politics and assume that mere second cousinship with members of the Bush clan automatically puts you in the inner circle. To be fair to the Associated Press, they sent the story out on the wires with the headline, ''Woman Named In Spy Case Worked As Journalist, Congressional Aide.''

What's that? ''Worked As Journalist''? Well, there's an angle the Seattle guys unaccountably missed. Before she went to work for the Democratic Party, Lindauer worked for . . . the Seattle Post-Intelligencer...

Files, files, miles 'o files. I too have criticisms of the Iraq Campaign. Among them, we should not have bombed ANY Iraqi government buildings. We should have been dropping paratroopers on them, with orders to treat them like the lost library of Alexandria...

Posted by John Weidner at March 14, 2004 9:19 AM
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