It was awful. What happened that sad New York City morning on September 11th will not be forgotten anytime soon. How anyone could allowed it to happen boggles the mind. And yet it did happen, and this nation will have to deal with that for a long time.
Obviously, I'm talking about Paul Krugman totally insufficiently-bathetic editorial that The New York Times published in yesterday's paper…
"What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons."
Turn away! Turn away; don't look at it. It's too awful. Plug up your ears with your fingers and hum a Lee Greenwood psalm lest you be forced to ask yourself unpleasant questions that might put you off your burger and freedom fries.
Luckily, we still have great men like former People Magazine Sexiest Cabinet Member honoree Donald Rumsfeld around to serve as examples of how true patriot responds when faced with genuine anti-American adversity…
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday canceled his subscription to The New York Times after columnist Paul Krugman characterized the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks as "an occasion for shame."
Rumsfeld tweeted, "After reading Krugman’s repugnant piece on 9/11, I canceled my subscription to the New York Times this AM."
A true hero. We shall not see his like again.
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