Helen Thomas, Throwback

I found her remarks about Israelis returning to Poland unconscionably callous and vile, although I do think it should be possible for an anti-Zionist to be a major political reporter and/or columnist. (Bleg: is there a columnist on any American op-ed page who is explicitly against the existence of the state of Israel?) But as reporters cavort with Joe and Rahm with squirt guns, one cannot see the end of her career without some regrets. After all, who will now ask:

"When are you going to get out of Afghanistan? Why are we continuing to kill and die there? What is the real excuse? And don't give us this Bushism, 'If we don't go there, they'll all come here.'"

There's a fearlessness here that we desperately need. Instead we have socializing, trivia, source-greasing and stenography.