Nicholas Lemann in the New Yorker on reactions to Bush
The essay's not online, but I want to point out one of the stupidest statements I've read in a long time:
There are two not completely congruent theories of the war in [the documentary] "Highjacking Catastrophe." One is that neoconservatives, who had been thinking for years about enshrining the United States as the world's lone superpower, and who had always felt that a disastrous attack could be used to mobilize the public, seized upon September 11th as the way to achieve the invasion of Iraq that they longed for. The other is that big corporations--especially oil companies--wanted war, and used their friends in government to get it. (The reason the two theories aren't congruent is that one rarely encounters oilmen in neoconservative circles, and vice versa[...].)Emphasis added (and note that "congruent" here is just a fancy no-courage-of-its-conviction way of saying "consistent".) Lemann is the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia and either a) both incapable of using the simplest logic and ignorant of the commonest facts about the administration or b) the most feckless oh-those-"Bush-haters" broderist yet.