Tuesday, May 24, 2005

On Bald Eagles and Ostriches

Robert Dreyfuss has an article on the Tom Paine website that tries to explain why the American news media have been loathe to discuss the significance of the Downing Street memo.

Drefuss gives plausible explanations why both Republicans and Democrats have chosen to ignore the memo. At bottom, it all boils down to the fact that the truth is too hot for Americans to handle.

It looks like Bald Eagles have gone extinct and we've made the Ostrich our national bird.


jtr said...

I would fall into Dreyfuss' second catechism. I believe the president (and John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi and the host of Democrats who voted to give the president the authority to go to war) was wrong about the intelligence. I think the president oversold the issue of WMD's but again, this does not make him a liar; it makes him a politician. If, however, the president and/or his administration actually falsified intelligence, he should be immediately impeached. It is one thing to overemphasize a particular piece of intelligence and underemphasize another, but it is entirely unacceptable to falsify the data and lie to the American people.

Anonymous said...

Well said! I came here from Faithful Progressive, but I'll be back.