February 06, 2004

Damn the Nation and Jump to Conclusions

When George Tenet asked for patience and forbearance on the part of the american people to wait for the actual facts to come in he was warning against exactly the kind of irresponsible bloviating in today's NY Times editorial.

Sadly, the NY Times entirely misses the point. It ignores reports that indicate that it is reprising its cold war "useful idiot" role and plunges ahead, unwilling to heed the warning signs that maybe it's being played for a sucker and it should moderate its stance to take into account that possibility. Perhaps it will be luckier than in previous times when it has given more credence to those opinions it found comfortable than those opinions that were ultimately found to be correct about the nature of this nation's enemies.

Posted by TMLutas at February 6, 2004 09:53 AM