Thursday, January 22, 2004

This is from today's Maureen Dowd's column in New York Times:
"For proof of how intemperate their policy has been, compare this year's State of the Union with last year's. Last year it was all about Iraq's frightening weapons. This year the only reference was to "dozens of weapons of mass destruction-related program activities and significant amounts of equipment that Iraq concealed from the United Nations."
Would Americans have supported a war to go get "program activities?" What is a program activity? Where is the White House speechwriters' ombudsman? " Notice that this comment is quite similar to Angry Arab's below. I used to think that Maureen Dowd represents a decline in political commentary (as she wrote too many fluff pieces, and watches too much TV and films), but now I think that she is one of the sharpest (and bravest) critics of Bush.