FLASHBACK - "Our Miss Brooks"

our miss brooks

lost in the cul-de-sac of his own alienation

9 April 2003: David Brooks, writing in The Daily Standard

"I'm curious about how all the war opponents are going to react if things continue to go well... I suspect they will not even now admit their errors.

I doubt the people of Europe will say: 'We were wrong. You really are the liberators of the Iraqi people.' I doubt the Arab propagandists will say: 'We will never spread such distortions again. We will never again be so driven by resentment and dishonesty.'

Sad to say, human nature doesn't work that way. The rump 15 percent of Americans who still oppose this war may perhaps grow more bitter, lost in the cul-de-sac of their own alienation.

But, however things shake out over the next months and years, this is the sort of day that represents what the United States is on earth to achieve.

Thank God we have the political leaders and the military capabilities to realize the ideals that have always been embodied in our founding documents."

a little reality check: 9 April 2003

thanks to DANIEL RADOSH for this reminder that David Brooks is- and has always been- a propagandist. It's too bad that PBS News Hour and The New York Times do not seem to be aware of this fact - or perhaps they are...

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