Because he’s such a nice guy, David R. Henderson tries to praise Paul Krugman whenever possible. For example, David (a frequent contributor to antiwar.com) recently showered kudos on Krugman’s thoughtful essay on “Why We Fight.”
I realize I should just be glad that Krugman is at least writing a column with which I wholeheartedly agree, but, but, but…
Am I the only who finds it annoying that Krugman alludes to the Middle East aggression of the George W. Bush administration three separate times, and yet mentions Obama zero times? (The U.S. is once again bombing Iraq, remember.) Krugman also laments Putin’s bellicosity in Ukraine, without mentioning possible U.S. involvement.
This is why I adore Glenn Greenwald so much. I agree with people who say he (Greenwald) can be strident, but he actually stuck to his stated principles when officials in the Obama Administration were caught violating civil liberties in ways far worse than what Bush officials had done.
Last thing: David is awesome in the comments of this later post, on “Instapundit” Glenn Reynolds. These fools are lucky they didn’t bet David $500 on the virtue of collateral damage.