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September 10, 2011 - Harry Eagar
I don't usually read partisan hacks like Paul Gigot, the editorial director of the Wall St. Journal, though I've read enough of him over the years to know he's a partisan hack. But I'm on vacation now and have enough time on my hands to check in again.
In the weekend issue of the Journal, Gigot lays a big smooch on Dick Cheney in the form of a loooog review of Cheney's memoir.
RtO does not share Gigot's admiration for Cheney, but that is not what I want to notice in the review. This is:
Gigot and Cheney have little use for Colin Powell, one opinion of theirs I do share. But our reasons differ. Here is Gigot:
"Mr. Powell pursued Yasser Arafat as a Middle East peace partner, to hopeless avail. Before the Iraq war, Mr. Powell opposed dealing with the opposition figures in exile, which after the war extended the U.S. occupation. Tghose exiles are now running Iraq after winning elections."
I dunno what Gigot qualifies as "running Iraq" (or what "hopeless avail" means), but nobody is running Iraq. The parliament is not meeting. The administration is not administering.
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