He Said What Now?

Charles Krauthammer offers up his latest entry in his unending campaign for the title of America's Worst Journalist: "The news from Anbar is the most promising. Only last fall, the Marines' leading intelligence officer there concluded that the United States had essentially lost the fight to al-Qaeda. Yet just this week, the Marine commandant, Gen. James Conway, returned from a four-day visit to the province and reported that we 'have turned the corner.'"

Turned the fucking corner!

Was he kidding? Making one of the ironic jokes the kids use these days? Remember when Al Gonzalez said "mistakes were made" and it become clear the US Attorneys scandal was much worse than it first seemed to many? Iraq's turned so many corners by now that it doesn't know which way's up or down. Or, as president Bush put it "An Iraqi first lieutenant named Shoqutt describes the transformation of his unit this way: 'I really think we've turned the corner here. At first, the whole country didn't take us seriously. Now things are different. Our guys are hungry to demonstrate their skill and to show the world.'" That was in November. November 2005. Back in July 2004 Bush observed that "We've turned the corner in extending freedom throughout the world."

Does Krauthammer really expect people to buy this crap? Honestly, I don't think he's even thought about it. After all, he's a Demented Rightwinger; the Washington Post will publish anything he writes, no matter how terrible, and he'll never be fired, because for the Post to do anything else would be to show how liberal that liberal media is.