Friday, April 09, 2004

My local paper, the Houston Chronicle, is generally not very good. The sports section is OK, but usually it is very thin on news - lots of ads and few news stories. However, since the drum beat for the war with Iraq started in 2002, I have been proud of their editorial page. The have consistently taken the stand that the necessity of war with Iraq was not demonstrated before we attacked, and that nothing since then has changed, and the Bush administration has been asleep at the wheel since it got in office. Of course, here in Texas, if you are not slavishly obedient to the Bush clan you are the enemy. Consequently, the Chronicle has been tagged by the Republican slime machine as part of the Liberal Media Elite.

Of course, this ignores the fact that William Safire, Charles Krauthammer, George Will, Michelle Malkin, David Brooks and several other conservative to right-wing-radical commentators grace the editorial pages of this paper every day. God forbid that an alternative viewpoint to the right-wing bile be presented.

Anyway, here is today's editorial on Condoleeza Rice's testimony to the 9/11 commission.

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