Monday, August 22, 2005

Truth Be Told

If you missed the op-ed by Frank Rich in yesterday's New York Times entitled The Swift Boating of Cindy Sheehan, it's a must read. Here's a snippet:

When these setbacks happen in Iraq itself, the administration punts. But when they happen at home, there's a game plan. Once Ms. Sheehan could no longer be ignored, the Swift Boating began. Character assassination is the Karl Rove tactic of choice, eagerly mimicked by his media surrogates, whenever the White House is confronted by a critic who challenges it on matters of war. The Swift Boating is especially vicious if the critic has more battle scars than a president who connived to serve stateside and a vice president who had "other priorities" during Vietnam.


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