Inspired by the misfortune of having to appear with Sidney Blumenthal on the BBC to discuss the government’s response to Katrina, David Frum has this (among other things) to say:
To review the wild, contradictory, and utterly opportunistic charges from the administration’s critics is to enter a realm of madness. . . .Is there not something bizarre about their willingness to fire off accusation after accusation, each contradicting the last? The disaster was caused by the Bush administration’s failure to protect the environment from global warming …. no, no, it was caused by the administration’s refusal to manipulate the environment by funding more levees to control the Mississippi River …. it’s Iraq, no it’s budget cuts, no it’s wetlands, and on and on and on.
Good God, what is wrong with these people? Will they ever learn to see somebody else’s misfortune as something more than their political opportunity?
I doubt it, but in my opinion they will continue to pay a price for their crass opportunism.
Frum also provides links to some of the better responses to some of the left’s charges.