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#6 Sign that the Right is Getting Desparate

Brian Maloney, subbing in for Michelle Malkin (what circle of hell does that get you put in?) tries to make the case that George Bush lying about the Iraq War is morally and pragmatically equivalent to the right’s assumption that Air America is a questionable business.

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Brian Maloney, subbing in for Michelle Malkin (what circle of hell does that get you put in?) tries to make the case that George Bush lying about the Iraq War is morally and pragmatically equivalent to the right’s assumption that Air America is a questionable business. He quotes Al Franken, who said yesterday:

“The best way for us to start getting out is for the president to finally admit some mistakes,” Franken said in a phone interview. “Just say,’OK, we kind of cherry-picked, exaggerated and misled people. Saddam was just a bad guy. We thought there were weapons of mass destruction there, and that’s the only way we could get in. My fault. Sorry.’

“This would be a several-hour apology. If he did that, I would say, ‘Way to go, man!’ and help him.”

To this, Mr. Maloney writes,

Hey Al, maybe Bush should “confess” when you’re ready to come clean on what and when you first learned about some of Air America Radio’s most questionable actions.

Hmm…war that has killed thousands of American men and women versus business deal that has affected no one? War that has destroyed the credibility of the presidency, both domestically and internationally versus bad business deal that has affected no one?

Yeah, they seem equivalent.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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