Talking out of both


Talking out of both sides? On the one hand, the Administration is being credited with–did I miss this memo?–nuance. Check out Robin Wright in Tuesday’s WaPo. As many of us freedom-haters long suspected, one man’s terrorist really is another man’s newly-installed democratic leader. But adherence to the Other N-word only goes so far. There are also the thumb-in-the-eye appointments of Bolton to the UN and now, Wolfowitz to the World Bank (does your surname have to begin with “Wolf” to hold that job?). The French, masters of the cool riposte, have responded in a manner true to form. The rest of the world seems to get the message, as well. See the third paragraph here. Google includes headlines that say the appointment has world leaders “scratching their heads”. At least it doesn’t have them spit-combing.