Two more worthy New York Times Op-Eds this morning:
"Imagined Snipers, Real Challenges," by Roger Cohen. Money quote:
Barack Obama, his speech on race, did important things. He confronted
reality, thought big, probed division, sketched convergence. He took
Americans and many people beyond U.S. shores to a different mental
place. Imagine that capacity applied to GWOT, Iran, Russia, China and
"Obama, Clinton — and Echoes of Nader?" by Nichoas D. Kristof. Money quote(s):
The battle is getting bloodier. Mrs. Clinton spoke this week about the
contest continuing for “the next three months” — and those would surely
be a toxic three months. There’s already grumbling that Mrs. Clinton’s
real strategy is to destroy Obama’s chances of winning the general
election so that she can compete in 2012. . .
. . .if the brawl continues, then [Hillary] and her husband may be remembered by
many people who long admired them as having the same effect on Mr.
Obama this November that Ralph Nader had on Al Gore in 2000.
What does it matter? We’re all gonna die, anyway.
Gotta run — Matt Taibbi is on Joe Scarborough . . .