Krugman: Bushies Upset Less Macho People Are Better At Getting The Bad Guys
Paul Krugman put his finger on the reason the right wing and the Bush supporters have been apoplectic this week. The Bush administration thought torturing people was a good thing. It showed that America is tough.
From day one of the War on Terror (TM), it was clear that the Bush people reveled in the notion that they were tough guys, willing to Do What Needs to be Done. They were all wannabe Kiefer Sutherlands. Far from showing qualms about suspending the rule of law and using torture to extract information, they obviously enjoyed the idea that they were willing to go all the way, unlike those wimpy liberals.
But the big tough macho Bush guys didn’t get bin Laden. And they can’t admit that a liberal (i.e. anyone who isn’t conservative) president is better at getting the bad guys than they were.
And so they are, inevitably, deeply upset that someone who isn’t a tough guy by their standards seems to be doing a better job of getting the terrorists than they did.Click here for reuse options!
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