Archive for April of 2009

April 26, 2009
Simple Answers to Simple Questions

Broder on the subject of prosecutions for torture done during the Bush Administration:

Suppose the investigators decide that the country does not want to see the former president and vice president in the dock. Then underlings pay the price while big shots go free. But at some point, if he is at all a man of honor, George W. Bush would feel bound to say: That was my policy. I was the president. If you want to indict anyone for it, indict me.

Is that where we want to go?


This has been another edition of Simple Answers to Simple Questions (with apologies to Atrios).

April 03, 2009
Deep Thought

Before World War II, they called World War I "The Great War", because they didn't know there'd be a II.

So will we have to rename "The Great Depression" as "World Depression I", in order to make room for "World Depression II"?

Incidentally, while World War I was ghastly, World War II was even worse. Think about that.