As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Saturday, January 17, 2009


I'm sure that, when Israel stops their assault on Gaza with a unilateral cease-fire just days before Barack Obama takes office, commentators on the right will give him all kinds of credit for his presence being able to stop the war, the way they gave Reagan credit for ending the hostage situation in Iran just by his mere accession to the office. The missing link in that parallel, of course, is that Reagan's people negotiated a side deal during October to get the Iranians not to release the hostages and help Carter. But surely, they'll have the intellectual honesty to attribute the same thing to Obama that they did to Reagan.


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