The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Sunday, May 25, 2003  

Two Sides of the Same Coin

Maureen Dowd discovers a striking parallel between Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and wrongful-death perpetrator Orenthal J. Simpson ("Yo, Ayatollahs!," New York Times, May 25.)

The C.I.A. is snooping around itself and other spy agencies to see if prewar reports of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and ties to Al Qaeda were exaggerated.

The suspense is killing me.

The delicious part is that the review was suggested by Donald Rumsfeld, a main culprit in twisting the intelligence to justify a strike on Baghdad. It's like O. J. vowing to find the real killer.

There's another: Neither Rumsfeld nor Simpson has been convicted of murder or, at the very least, what might be called unjustifiable homicide.

Dowd also catches this from William Kristol on Fox News:

Indeed, bin Laden's son is probably in Iran. And that looks like the place where they are reconstituting Al Qaeda. Plus, Iran has been a larger sponsor of terror, including perhaps the terror, indirectly at least, that hit Jerusalem today. Are you willing to get serious about Iran?

Adds Dowd, "Kristol is obviously ready to watch another war from his living room."

The guy's some kind of war junkie or something. For Kristol, as the saying goes, one is too many, but a thousand will never be enough. Is there a rehab program somewhere for people like Kristol?

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