Friday, July 02, 2004

Press corps continues to miss the story

KRISTOF: In fact, of course, Mr. Bush did stretch the truth. The run-up to Iraq was all about exaggerations, but not flat-out lies.

Incredible, isn't it? According to Kristof's own account--an account that is stronger than any we'd offer--President Bush has indeed "stretched the truth." Indeed, according to Kristof's stinging analysis, the run-up to our war in Iraq was "all about exaggerations!" But what has the pundit concerned this week? He's really concerned because some people dare to list such exaggerations as "lies." According to Kristof, you and yours were misled into war! But he's upset by the choice of words of those who would pipe up in protest.