As if we didn't have enough problems, war fever has broken out in Washington DC.
Can anything be done to stop this infectious disease before more people die?
I smeared topical ointment today in the form of emails to Congressman and Senator.
In the past this did not stop the pustular swelling and brain lesions of a truly bad case of Beltway bombing rabies.
The "media" are as usual falling into line. The dunderheaded Kristof, and check out how the Atlantic frames this interview with Alan Grayson, the only sane congressman.
It's great, one supposes, that they're giving him attention but the photo above the interview is a "nutty protestor in a pink shirt" and the headline reads "The Democratic Congressman Who Thinks He Can Stop the Syria War." That seems kind of a leery way to characterize a leader who is pointing out the obvious that "no one has been able to come up with a game plan [on Syria] that makes any sense."
Update: Posted this slightly less breezy comment at Corrente about the Atlantic thing:
Glad that the Atlantic acknowledged the existence of Grayson but the framing of the article undercuts his message. Instead of a photo of Grayson they present a wacky pink-shirted protestor surrounded by calm "suits," directly below the scoffing headline "The Democratic Congressman Who Thinks He Can Stop the Syria War." Oh, that cra-a-azy Congressman. Grayson's level-headed appraisal of the lack of a Syria game plan is largely neutralized by the magazine-provided "optics."