Friday, March 02, 2012

This, from the person who rendered articulate the lies of George W. Bush in service of the invasion of Iraq and the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children:
Many of our most important public figures have gained their influence and power by inciting and exploiting the ugliest of passions—by manipulating fears and prejudices—by serving up falsehoods as reported truth. In time these figures will one by one die. What are we to say of this cohort, this group, this generation? That their mothers loved them? That their families are bereaved? That their fans admired them and their employees treated generously by them? Public figures are inescapably judged by their public actions. When those public actions are poisonous, the obituary cannot be pleasant reading.
Yours certainly will not be, David. At least in one sense.

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