Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Ted’s got to ac-cen-tu-ate the negative

I noticed yesterday that Ted Kennedy was celebrating the first anniversary of Abu Ghraib with a lengthy comment about how the administration pissed away our moral authority by permitting torture (this, of course, is after Bush pissed away the good will of the world after 9/11). He says, “The images of cruelty, and perversion are still difficult to look at a year later...” but looking back over all the times he's talked about the abuse over the past year, it seems that he can’t bring himself to look at anything else. He's been on the Abu Ghraib charges like stink on manure (wasn't that one of the abuses? I can't remember) and has gotten plenty of mileage out of the torture-facility-under-new-management line. The WSJ response is nice and all, but Kennedy and his cohorts have been successful in over-hyping this incident to undermine the administration's efforts in the region and drain his domestic support. He can be very proud of his efforts.

Update: Arthur Chenkroff notices that Kennedy has been silent on other Iraqi anniversaries.

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