Monday, June 24, 2013

Bill Keller: Sentence First, Strategy Afterwards!

Bill Keller of the New York Times, who advocated the 2003 attack on Iraq and now tells us that Syria is not like Iraq but we should intervene anyway, today crows about how happy Obama's latest announcement has made the Syrian rebels while holding tightly to his credentials as a hard-bitten reporter:
When I set out to meet with Syrian rebel operatives in the wake of Obama’s halfhearted shift, I expected a reaction of rolled eyes, too-little-too-late and thanks-for-nothing. 
What caught my eye was the teaser on the Times's Opinion page:

It reminded me of the trial in Alice in Wonderland:
`No, no!' said the Queen. `Sentence first--verdict afterwards.'
And now we return you to The Travels of Edward Snowden.

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