Monday, September 23, 2002

The Guardian says Al Gore came out swinging tonight, to rousing applause. Let's see what the Times says in the morning.

One of the generals today, whose name I did not get, and who has or once had high ranking in the US middle eastern command, was as brilliant as I described him below. 'Terrorism', he said, in a sentence that would get any democrat skewered on Fox, the editorial page of the WSJ or by William Safire, 'like strategic bombing'[!] was an act perpetrated for 'political ends'. He spoke well on the difference between our view of ourselves, or of what we seem to think the world thinks of us, and the reality, and well also on the frustration of the Palestinians and of Islam. Only a US general could get away with it.

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