Bizzaro World

What did I tell you? Two posts ago, I called the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page “just plain wacky”. Six posts ago I recommended a fairly new libertarian blogger, Amy Phillips. Now Amy reports on more wackiness from the virulently pro-war editorial page of the WSJ: WSJ editorial writers are using the lack of WMD to attack anti-war politicians.

I know, it doesn’t make any sense the first time you read it. There must be a typo, you think. So I’ll say it again: WSJ editorial writers are using the lack of WMD to attack anti-war politicians.

The logic? Well, only the anti-war Democrats knew that there were no WMD. But they lied and said there were WMD, in a vain effort to scare Americans out of supporting the invasion. I’m not freakin’ kidding! Here’s an excerpt:

we can’t help suspecting that war opponents knew better and deliberately misled the public in an effort to establish a pretext for keeping a mass-murdering dictator in power. In either case, [anti-war politicians] now face a yawning credibility gap.

The only explanation I have is that they are joking: making fun of calls for investigation of, e.g., Bush’s false claims in the State of the Union speech, by calling for investigation of anti-war politicians. In fact, upon closer inspection, I’m pretty sure that is their intention. But don’t hold your breath for a “just kidding” piece on Monday, and don’t expect most of their readers to grasph the subtlety. In any event, Amy P.’s got a lot more and she finely shreds the editorial writers with their own words.

AB

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