Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Great line

. . . from the Wongdoer regarding Paul Krugman: "he's Noam Chomsky's little brother."


His comment was in response to this blurb in today's Best of the Web today column from Opinion

Stop the Presses
"No question: John Ashcroft is the worst attorney general in history." So began yesterday's Paul Krugman column in the New York Times. Boy, talk about a dog-bites-man story: Krugman, the frothing tribune of the Angry Left, denounces John Ashcroft, the man the Angry Left most loves to hate. For this they killed how many trees?

Krugman's column focuses on Ashcroft's alleged failures in dealing with terrorism, and it includes the whopper that the Ashcroft Justice Department has had an "absence of any major successful prosecutions." Columnist turned blogress Michelle Malkin notes that this is nonsense:

What about shoebomber Richard Reid? What about Taliban solider [sic] John Walker Lindh? What about Yahya Goba, Shafal Mosed, Yasein Taher, Taysal Galab, Mukhtar al-Bakri and Sahim Alwan of Lackawanna, New York? What about Jeffrey Battle, Patrice Ford, Ahmed Bilal, Muhammad Bilal, and October Lewis of Portland, Oregon? And Mike Hawash? How about Masoud Ahmad Khan, Seifullah Chapman, Yong Ki Kwon, Donald Surratt, and Hammad Abdur-Raheem from the Washington DC area? What about James Ujaama? And Iyman Faris?

The Associated Press notes that a federal court sentenced Khan, Chapman and Abdur-Raheem to life in prison, 85 years and eight years respectively--and it did so yesterday, the very day Krugman's column appeared in the Times.

No question: Paul Krugman is the worst former Enron adviser in history.

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