Sunday, July 17, 2005


If you haven't yet, read this Frank Rich piece before it goes up behind The Times' pay-to-see wall. He does a great job pointing out what's forest and what's trees.

This case is about Iraq, not Niger. The real victims are the American people, not the Wilsons. The real culprit - the big enchilada, to borrow a 1973 John Ehrlichman phrase from the Nixon tapes - is not Mr. Rove but the gang that sent American sons and daughters to war on trumped-up grounds and in so doing diverted finite resources, human and otherwise, from fighting the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11. That's why the stakes are so high: this scandal is about the unmasking of an ill-conceived war, not the unmasking of a C.I.A. operative who posed for Vanity Fair.


1 comment:

Greg! said...

I keep recalling something I said/wrote just after the national tragedy that was the 2004 Presidential Election. I just want Bush to be held accountable for some of what he's done. I'm happy enough to have all those in his camp go down in flames, but only if it's in failed attempts to protect him. Get rid of Rove, sure. But the true shame will be the effectiveness of that fall-guy move. Frankly, I can't see why impeachment proceedings, or at least investigations toward them, aren't currently under way. Well, that's not honest -- I can see why. It's just that the picture's so ugly I can't bear to look at it.