Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Cowardice of Paul Krugman

Today most people are remembering 9/11 and how the nation came together as one, mourning the loss of 3000 fellow citizens at the hands of foreign terrorists and celebrating the brave heroism of our first responders.

Most people.

I'm reprinting a blog post from Paul Krugman, a liberal columnist for The New York Times.


September 11, 2011, 8:41 am
The Years of Shame


Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?

Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.


Krugman titled this post "Years of Shame." I think his comments are shameful. The fact that he doesn't allow comments on his post is a testament to his cowardice.

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