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Monday, March 15, 2004

John Kerry -- Portrait in Duality
David Brooks in the New York Times (Silly but free registration required) skewers Kerry marvelously. Quote after quote of utter fecklessness. Here's my favorite:

The next crisis occurred in Somalia. Again, the U.S. Senate faced what appeared to lesser minds as a clear choice: to withdraw in the wake of U.S. casualties or not to withdraw. The oxymoronically gifted junior senator from Massachusetts perceived an equivocation between the modalities: "The choice for the United States of America is not between two alternatives only: staying in or getting out. There are many other choices in-between which better reflect the aspirations and hopes of our country."

Let me get this straight -- there is some strange, fourth dimension kind of existence that our troops can be put in where they are both in Somalia and not in Somalia at the same time?

By the way, I should note that it is rather astonishing to read such wonderful stuff from a staff editorialist at the New York Times. Being used to Mawreen Dowd and Paul Krugman, my brain can barely accept the fact that Brooks is writing such clear thinking things for the New York Times.

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