Sunday, September 17, 2006


Andrew Sullivan notes a rare admission from Glenn Reynolds, of the "currently-deteriorating situation in Iraq and Afghanistan."

This is a momentous statement from one of the more reality-challenged supporters of the Bush Administration's policies. His viewers -- Instapundit is essentially a smug version of the crawl across the bottom of your cable news channel -- almost never get a chance to see such a statement. You rarely get the impression from Instapundit that things have gone seriously wrong in Iraq. I could never find any evidence that he got a copy of Tom Ricks' Fiasco "in the mail." Rarely, does he mention that people other than Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore, such as Andrew Bacevich, oppose the war in Iraq. Reynolds hasn't even acknowledged that his own representative in Congress is a conservative Republican and a Presbyterian elder who voted against invading Iraq. C'mon Glenn, let me year you say it: "Jimmy Duncan isn't against the war, he's just on the other side."

Usually, I get the impression from Instapundit that Reynolds believes that everything is just fine in Iraq and Afghanistan and that Rumsfeld and Cheney have done a swell job; if only the Liberal Media and the Democrats would get on board.

1 comment:

Michael Hussey said...

Good post.