Paint Me Yellow and Call Me a Cab!
July 30, 2008
In another sign of the imminent apocalypse, Joe Klein comes out with a good column. Damned good, as a matter of fact:
I have now been called antisemitic and intellectually unstable and a whole bunch of other silly things by the folks over at the Commentary blog. They want Time Magazine to fire or silence me. This is happening because I said something that is palpably true, but unspoken in polite society: There is a small group of Jewish neoconservatives who unsuccessfully tried to get Benjamin Netanyahu to attack Saddam Hussein in the 1990s, and then successfully helped provide the intellectual rationale for George Bush to do it in 2003. Their motivations involve a confused conflation of what they think are Israel’s best interests with those of the United States. They are now leading the charge for war with Iran.
I don’t want to scare away any pundits by dealing out too much reality in one sitting, but this illustrates the biggest difference between liberal blogs and conservative blogs. Liberals want the press to do a better job. Conservatives don’t want the press to do its job — at all.