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Perhaps the Single Greatest Editorial in the History of the Gray Lady


December 7, 1863. Via Alterdestiny.

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  • aimai

    until today’s.

  • Rob

    Today’s is fantastic…

  • Uncle Kvetch

    It’s mostly fantastic. The attribution of Bush’s actions since 9/11 to “panic” stuck in my craw, given the ample evidence that plain old malice played by far the greater role. Still, I guess we should be happy for small favors.

  • Kyle

    About five years too late to be meaningful, Gray Bitch.
    This is like all the South American countries declaring war on Nazi Germany in early 1945.
    And ‘panic’ is a stretch. There were cold-blooded psychopaths like Rumsfeld who plotted exactly how to exploit 9/11 while the rubble was still burning — that is if they didn’t deliberately ignore warnings, kneecap air defenses that morning, have foreknowledge of the attacks or collude in their planning.

  • DCA

    “It may be that he was at first merely a pliant dupe in the hands of crafty knaves”
    Bush/Cheney, anyone? We just don’t use adjectives like they used to!

  • Today’s is actually truly terrible. It’s practically an apologia for Bush. “He panicked and did terrible things because of that panic”. That’s a downright lie.

  • rea

    Breckinridge, of course, was not dead, and the high point of his military career was yet ahead of him:

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