Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Our indefatigable colleague Prometheus 6 plucked the following plum from a Harold Myerson column on Speaker Dennis Hastert's intelligence reform bill, and we are not ashamed to confess that we did not expect to laugh out loud while reading a Harold Myerson column on Speaker Dennis Hastert's intelligence reform bill:
The definition of security, I suppose, can depend on who you think poses the greatest threat to the nation. In the age of Bush, Republicans (with a few notable exceptions) surely don't believe it's al Qaeda, from which they diverted our forces to fight in Iraq. Nor do they believe it's now our enemies in Iraq, against whom they did not prepare so much as a battle plan. Only if you believe the greatest threat to Republicans -- excuse me, to America -- is the Democrats, that it's worth blowing off the danger from Osama bin Laden to eliminate the peril posed by Daschle, does the Republicans' security policy make any sense at all.