Thursday, July 14, 2005

Cohen: The Real Outrage Isn't Rove

As much as I'd like to see Karl Rove taken off to the clink in shackles, Richard Cohen makes a very good point (actually, several good points) in his column in the Washington Post. I think his summary of the Plame affair is a little shaky and possibly influenced by the GOP talking points everyone on that side is mouthing these days. But the bottom line is right on:
Washington is electrified with the abundant energy of buzz from a scandal -- speculation about Rove, about Bush, about Cheney's aide, Scooter Libby. Who leaked? Who may have lied? How did Novak slip the noose? But the real scandal is the ongoing mess in Iraq, the murder just the other day of innocent children (is there any other kind?) and the false notion that, somehow, taking out Hussein would make us all safer. London gives the lie to that.


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