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October 17, 2002

Time Warp


If you saw a headline on the front page of the Washington Post that said something in the vein of "White House Supports French Retaliation in the Face of German Invasion", your reaction would probably be, "Why does the white house need to affirm France's right not to be invaded, and why is this a headline, let alone even news."

And yet, on the front page of today's New York Times we read that, "Bush Backs Retaliation by Israelis if Iraq Attacks". I'm appalled by the fact that this even needs to be said. I'm just waiting for the day that the headline says, "Bush tells Israel not to respond in the face of Iraq attack". Oh, wait, ...