The Sickening MSM

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Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek, was on MSNBC this morning. When asked about the war, he said whether it was a good idea or not is irrelevant, since “many people of good will” believed there were WMD, but the mistakes of the occupation could be discussed, with elite approval. He also claimed that Bush is right, “the world is better off without Saddam.”

In fact, Jon, people of actual good will knew there were no WMD, and even if there had been, that was no legitimate excuse for military aggression. As to the Saddam line, though he was a monster (check out his US-instigated war on Iran, for example), here are some aspects of the world without Saddam you failed to mention: members of ancient Christian communities have been killed or driven out of Iraq as Islamic fundamentalism has come to power; women, once free to dress as they pleased, are now killed for not wearing a scarf or using makeup or going to the beauty salon; you can no longer get a drink in Baghdad; oh–and one million civilians have died because of the US invasion and occupation. Not that you, richly paid to shill for another murderous regime, care about any of that.

10:30 am on May 27, 2008