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Thursday, June 02, 2005

It boggles the mind...

Talking Points Memo has a good post taking down Peggy Noonan. Whether or not you agree with Nixon's impeachment, I think its a pretty GIGANTIC leap to blame the collapse of the Vietnam effort and Pol Pot and the slaughter of millions in Cambodia on Mark Felt. I mean, a little common sense here? Maybe if Nixon was more concerned with Vietnam and less concerned with Democrats, it wouldn't have happened.

Money quote from Peggy:

What Mr. Felt helped produce was a weakened president who was a serious
president at a serious time. Nixon's ruin led to a cascade of catastrophic
events--the crude and humiliating abandonment of Vietnam and the Vietnamese, the rise of a monster named Pol Pot, and millions--millions--killed in his genocide.
America lost confidence; the Soviet Union gained brazenness. What a terrible
time. Is it terrible when an American president lies and surrounds himself by
dirty tricksters? Yes, it is. How about the butchering of children in the South
China Sea. Is that worse? Yes. Infinitely, unforgettably and forever.

Money quote from Josh:

I guess, though, we owe Peggy et al. thanks for stipulating for the
record that they don't think anyting of any consequence was done wrong in
Watergate because that provides a helpful context for understanding why they
keep carrying the water of this administration, knowing as they do that many of
the same things are happening.

I think he's being easy on her. I mean, it truly boggles the mind.

UPDATE: Powerline agrees. Some conservatives aren't that crazy (well, some of the time anyway).


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