Notes on the Atrocities
Like a 100-watt radio station, broadcasting to the dozens...

Tuesday, May 11, 2004  

It's been a while since Krugman has hit what I regard as a homer. The slump is over:

When the world first learned about the abuse of prisoners, President Bush said that it "does not reflect the nature of the American people." He's right, of course: a great majority of Americans are decent and good. But so are a great majority of people everywhere. If America's record is better than that of most countries — and it is — it's because of our system: our tradition of openness, and checks and balances.

Yet Mr. Bush, despite all his talk of good and evil, doesn't believe in that system.... Out of a misplaced sense of patriotism, Congress has deferred to the administration's demands. Sooner or later, a moral catastrophe was inevitable.

That's but one selection from a really nice piece of rhetoric. It's a potent indictment--one of the best I've seen.

posted by Jeff | 7:21 AM |
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