Krugman Shames Himself

via Memeorandum;

This from that low crawling slug, Paul Krugman of the Bird Cage Liner;

The Years of Shame

Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?

Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.

Mr. Krugman, you have no idea what it means to be a Real American. Have you no shame?

Glenn Reynolds of Insty has his own take.

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One thought on “Krugman Shames Himself

  1. You know, this may be the first time I’ve ever agreed with Krugman …

    Kerik is a convicted criminal, Giuliani is an authoritarian, and GWB expanded the welfare state to an extent far greater than LBJ ever dreamed of, put the fedgov under (then) record debt, pushed the Fed to use their money printing machine so hard it resulted in a banking/housing collapse, handed Obama virtually a “unitary executive,” robbed American taxpayers of trillions in bank “bailouts,” and erected a police state that sexually molested, literally, my 69-year old mom at the airport as my young neices and nephew were forced to walk through Chertoff’s porno-scanners.

    We weren’t attacked for a lack of bureaucracy, government power, and intrusions into our private lives, but that’s exactly what Bush gave us. We are less free today than we were 10 years ago. Per usual, the fedgov didn’t let a crisis go to waste.

    A truism about war is that the losers are forced to change their traditions while the winners proceed ever more boldly in theirs. As Americans, we’re the one’s who have been forced to change our traditions. Freedom and liberty is practictly gone. Divided government has been concentrated in the executive. We’re flat, f’n, broke. And “We the People,” once the masters of government, are now mere serfs who are poked and prodded like cattle.

    Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and George W. Bush are/were anti-Jeffersons. They represent everything our Founders were not. They destroyed the very tradition that made America the exception … Our freedom and liberty.

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