Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Military Men

More embarrassing twaddle from Thomas Sowell about how lack of military service creates unrealistic expectations in the media and elsewhere. "The military have been criticized for everything from not protecting an Iraqi museum while being shot at to not being as nice to the terrorists imprisoned in Guantanamo as people in safe and comfortable editorial offices would like." You would never get the idea from Sowell that military men -- such as John McCain on torture policy -- have been among the strongest critics of Bush administration policy.

Even more notable are the criticisms that Sowell doesn't make. Did the lack of military experience in say, the Vice President's office or in the "safe and comfortable" editorial offices of the Weekly Standard lead to unrealistic expectations of a cakewalk in Iraq? Sowell isn't interested in that question.

1 comment:

Bartleby said...

That had occurred to me, too ...