Mr. Scheer's oblivious media are turned inward, reporting on the Democratic dismemberment. What great sportswriters some of these people would have made.
His admirable analysis of the consequences of our Pyrrhic victory in Iraq would have upset me, were I not so eager to see the bad ideas and worse people who have so damaged the world and our place in it discredited at home and crushed by history.
Yes, Mr. Scheer, Iran wins: Hamas is entrenched, Hezbollah empowered in Lebanon, Iraq is an Iranian hareem, Venezuela is massing troops on the Colombian border, Russia has re-emerged as a major European power and China, a world power.
And bueno, why not?
Well, you may say, we'll get meaner, more aggressive, maybe turn to more overtly xenophobic, intolerant, oppressive authoritarianism; blaming the messengers, absolving the perpetrators.
I'd be sorry to see that. It would be better for us if our sportswriters manqué were more serious people, and their bosses less supportive of our possible authoritarian future.
Thank you, Mr. Scheer. I wish you had returned to the media problem and held their feet more firmly to the fire.
New York City, NY
Mar 5 2008 - 10:44pm