Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Don't Let It Die

Atrios, bless him, keeps hammering at the "liberals" who went along with the Iraqi Operation. This time it's in the wounding conclusion to an entry defending Kerry's viability as a candidate. As such, it's a sort of an after-thought. But then again, it's not.

And, I would add, if Peter Beinart hadn't been the editor of the New Republic these past few years, Iraq might actually not be the subject of this election.

Damn right. This particular censure needs to be repeated until after the election -- kept alive, but not necessarily expanded. Yet. The election and unity is what matters most now but win or lose, after the election some people deserve a bit of time in purgatory of the sort that this guy, to his enduring credit, has put himself through.

I'm not advocating figurative trials; I'm advocating intense and precise criticism which will hopefully activate some guilt and self-searching.