This is what the New York Times’ prized left-wing bomb-throwing columnist wrote on September 11…
Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?
Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.
What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.
A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?
The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.
I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.
There are folks calling for Krugman’s head now.
Those folks are wasting their time and breath, in all likelihood, since Krugman merely represents the position of the entire Times editorial staff in his wild left-wing moonbattery. But shouldn’t it call into question the level of influence accorded to that paper when someone so filled with hatred of those who disagree with him that he can’t even recognize the true identity of our enemies?
Is this the worst thing Krugman’s written? We’re not sure.