Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Criminalizing policy disputes

Carl Bernstein has drunk the Kool-Aid. Whatsamatter Carl, been second banana to Bob Woodward for too long?
Today, the issue may not be high crimes and misdemeanors, but rather Bush's failure, or inability, to lead competently and honestly.
Yeah, I like the idea of a President leading competently and honestly, but unlike Bernstein I think we have that now. To hint at impeachment is far beyond the pale of even rabid partisanship.

Elsewhere in the article Bernstein rants about Abu Ghraib prison, going so far as to speak of an American Gulag. That's rich, because the original Gulags in the Soviet Union were often used for people guilty of "thought crime". You know, people who disagreed with the Establishment. Working from the wrong set of principles, such people obviously could not be competent or honest, so they had to be locked up.

And if Bernstein keeps this nonsense up maybe he should be confined himself. Not to a gulag, but an old-fashioned mental hospital.

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