Paul Berman argues in Slate
Paul Berman argues in Slate that Jochska Fischer is wrong on the war, but that doesn’t make him evil. Certainly true, although I think Berman is too kind on Fischer’s association with Baader Meinhof. The baffling thing about the piece, though, is this passage:
Bush has failed to present the current war and its impending new Iraqi front in terms of a democratic struggle against totalitarianism. He has failed to discuss in any serious way the moral aspect of the war, has failed to present the war as an act of solidarity with horribly oppressed Iraqis and other victims of Muslim fascism, has failed to show the humanitarian aspect of the war, has failed to present the war in the light of the long history of anti-totalitarianism.
Huh?! Didn’t Berman watch the SOTU? Or listen to any number of Bush’s other speeches on the war?