SULLY VS. RAINES: Andrew Sullivan’s latest criticism of the NYT editorial page has me puzzled. He links this editorial and then says:

How do you insinuate that the precision targeting of the headquarters of a murderous tyrant is the moral equivalent of a terrorist assault on civilians? If you’re the New York Times, it’s easy.

Strangely, I get nothing of the sort from the article. It seems like what they’re saying is that seeing buildings blown up reminds New Yorkers of 9/11 and renews fears that they will be hit in a retalliatory strike. Am I missing something?

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