Tuesday, April 26, 2005

That MoDo Mojo: One Long Character Assassination

If you ever want to show someone the textbook definition of character assassination, look no further than the latest from MoDo. It's a hallucinogenic mixture of what is, what was, what could be, and what could never be, with no attempt to seperate fact from fiction from speculation. Needless to say, it's a disgusting display to any but the most rank partisans. Dowd is a vicious hack, nothing more; what talent she may once have had has been buried under layers of accumulated bile; clearly, she couldn't care less if her rants have any factual basis. How else to explain garbage like this:
...Who doesn't want to see him [Bolton] outrage North Korea by calling Kim Jong Il a fat, maniacal munchkin?...he [Bolton] was in sync with the approach of Condi Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Stephen Hadley and Bob Joseph - who were all up for big jobs after they torqued up intelligence to fit the White House's theological beliefs.
Of all the foul cheap shots taken towards the religious background of conservatives by Dowd, the notion that we invaded Iraq for theological reasons is the capper. (And once again, we see the famous Dowd consistency - I thought it was the WMDs, Maureen?). To suggest that Bush put the lives of our soldiers on the line for anything less than national security is outrageous. You can argue whether he was right or wrong, but to relegate his horrifyingly difficult decision to a simple reflexive religious tic is nasty, brutish, and damn near unforgivable. Dowd owes an apology to the families of every single serviceman who has given his or her life in Iraq to make the Middle East more secure against the destabilizing force of the evil dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. That apology won't ever be forthcoming, though - that would take at least a sliver of class.

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