Two items in the past couple of weeks have been very rewarding to me personally. As a former journalist, I’ve lamented the completely politically agendized mainstream media, which has gone so far overboard in bashing George W. Bush and Republicans, they have given up any pretense professional journalism.
The first item was the New York Times effort to bash Bush with the release of Iraqi documents outlining how to build a nuclear bomb. The Times, claimed the documents showed that in 1990 Saddam was only a year away from the capacity of building a nuclear weapon.
Inadvertently, the Times had proven an active program for building WMDs in Iraq. Thank you NYT for putting your foot in your presses and proving what you’ve been denying for 4 years, Saddam was trying to build nuclear bombs.
The second item, was the statement by John Kerry calling American troops in Iraq stupid. This time Kerry can’t blame Bush or the Swift Boat Vets. He did it all by himself and has removed himself from consideration for president in 2008. That certainly isn't bad. The irony of ironies is that Kerry thinks of himself as smarter than Bush, even though his grades were lower at Yale than Bush's and his alleged misstatement proves he's even dumber than he claims our brave and intelligent soldiers in Iraq are.
Neither the Times nor Kerry can blame anyone but themselves for their gaffs and that is the beauty of it.