Thursday, October 07, 2004

Great Unraveling indeed

Krugman has as excellent book with that title. Its focus, naturally enough, is on the Bush (hswib) economic policies. But the unraveling is beginning to apply to the Iraqi invasion rationale. As Mark Kleiman notes:
The practically relevant question is whether Bush, Cheney, and their handlers can induce the mass media, and through them the public, to enter into a looking-glass world in which arguments are proven by facts that refute their premises. If so, they may achieve re-election.
Slowly, ever so slowly, the mass media is beginning to become aware of how it has been abused at the hands of this administration. And that's a good thing. But will it do so soon enough? If it doesn't, the next 4 years are difficult to contemplate.

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