First thing I saw when I signed into Journalspace tonight was the updated list of entries. What caught my attention on the list was an updated journal entry by bushatrocity I didn't know there was a journal at JS called bushatrocity, but now that I am aware of it, by all means, let's find out what that means.
I will go back and read more of the entries at that journal because, after all, everyone needs a good laugh now and then, but the entry that was most recently posted was on an article I read also. The New Yorker Magazine, that bastion of chicken soup for the Liberal soul, is one of my favorite places to go slumming. As a matter of fact, I subscribe. I like to see how the other half lives.
In traditional Liberal fashion, bushatrocity stretches the truth a bit in claiming that The New Yorker endorses John Kerry thereby breaking an 80 year tradition of endorsing no political candidate in any election. Actually, what The New Yorker's editors claim at the end of their spiel is
"For now, as citizens, we hope for [John Kerry's] victory."
In an effort to keep the illusion of non-partisanship, their editorial is a review of the Bush Presidency as compared to what they consider to be the illustrious promise of a Kerry Administration. Since they have been kissing Kerry's butt for months now and bashing the hell out of the Bush Administration whenever possible, this hardly comes a surprise.
Seymour Hirsch claimed credit for breaking the story of Abu Ghraib, and he published his account of what occured there in Chain Of Command as well as a series of articles for The New Yorker. I read those accounts. Seymour Hirsch represented this story as further reason for Muslim hatred of Americans, but he at no time mentioned that Abu Ghraib could also be an isolated example. His story was all about the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners with very little mention of the courage of American soldiers who turned in those who participated in the abuse. It was clear neither Hirsch nor The New Yorker had any interest in preserving even a shred of integrity for the American soldier. They were all animal preditors and Iraqis were their prey.