Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Guilty pleasure

I know it can be interpreted is a sign of immaturity. I know it offends some, fails to impress others, and bores many of the rest.

But when it is done right, as Matthew Yglesias does here, there is just nothing like a good slice of snark.

If you aren't in the mood for funny, Juan Cole nails it here.


Blogger Eric Soderstrom said...

It hit me today when I read the AP report of the veto. The writers said the legislation was a "rare rebuke of a wartime president." That's the problem - the Republicans and the media call him a "wartime president." We are supposedly "at war."

I disagree with Reid when he says we lost the war in Iraq. I think we won the war in Iraq. It was over four years ago today. We all make fun of the event, but when Bush landed on the deck of the Abraham Lincoln and spoke under the Mission Accomplished banner, the war was over.

Everything since then has been an occupation. And we have failed miserably at that task. But that isn't the troops' fault.

We won the war and lost the occupation - that's a nice Blue Meme I'd like to see spread.

11:34 PM  
Blogger bluememe said...

I think that is great framing, esoder, and I have been hearing a few folks go that way -- like Olbermann, for one.

I don't recall using that framing myself, but I did argue that the war was over in a slightly different context almost two years ago.

Anyway, "occupation" is a much better name for our tragic quagmire, and I hereby adopt it.

6:44 AM  

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