Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Andrew Sullivan meets his better.

In today's Bleat, James Lileks takes Andrew Sullivan apart, piece by piece, using the stiletto. Best parts;

Sullivan: "This is not, should not be, and one day cannot be, Bush's war. And the more it is, the more America loses, and our enemies gain."

Lileks: "And this argument is not, should not be, and one day cannot be, and dasn’t be, and at the end of the day might not be, convincing. This is like saying vote McClellan, lest the war against secession and slavery be seen as Lincon’s war."
Kerry wins. He’s having a summit with Tony Blair. In the middle of the conversation, Chirac calls up; Kerry excuses himself and has a brief chat about a new resolution to let French oil companies bid on reconstruction projects, and they have an amiable conversation in French. Kerry hangs up.

"Your predecessor," Blair says, "spoke to him in English."

"I know," says President Kerry. "He couldn’t speak French."

"He didn’t have to," Blair notes.

He gives a tight smile.

And sighs.

And gets down to explaining what now must be done.

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