LOOSE LIPS….Max Boot is unhappy that Pulitzer Prizes were awarded this year to stories that exposed an illegal domestic spying program and the torture of prisoners in a secret network of prisons in Eastern Europe. It wouldn’t have been tolerated during World War II, he says:
I want journalists to cover the present struggle as a fight between good and evil. And when the good guys ? that would be U.S. officials ? say that certain revelations would help the bad guys, I want them to be given the benefit of the doubt. So, I suspect, do most Americans.
Nice try, Max, but FDR earned the benefit of the doubt. This gang hasn’t. They’ve made it crystal clear that they consider the war on terror little more than a useful campaign topic of unlimited duration.