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Monday, February 17, 2003


There is something telling in Bob Herbert's column today – beyond the obligatory "rush to war" claim Raines must insist on including – all unintended, I imagine. Here's the quote:

It seemed to me that the most important aspect of the U.S. protests was the demand that on this crucial issue of war the Bush administration pay at least some heed to the views, wishes and feelings of the American people.

What's missing from this formulation of the no-war position? Anyone? That's right ... thoughts. Prepackaged views? Check. Fond wishes? Check. Feelings? Double check. But actual, considered thoughts? Meaningful alternatives? Realistic solutions? Nothing to see here – move along.

The Times needs a copy editor who can concentrate on preventing dirty little secrets like this from slipping out.

posted by Kelly | 1:19 PM link