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A War, Like Any Other War

At some point in the last forty-eight hours the topic dominating the center and right of the political aisle became The War on the War on Terror—the major newsmedia’s penchant for not only amplifying the bad and squelching the good, but for actively seeking to transmogrify good things into scandals. My friends at Power Line have been covering the War on the War without relent, notably the most recent sally: the New York Times’ scandalization of a hitherto secret program under which our intelligence agencies are able to scope out terrorist money transfers. Since years ago the President, with the accession of all Congress, announced as a central pillar in the Global War on Terror the interdiction of the international fund transfers which fuel organizations dedicated to killing civillians to achieve political goals, every person in the United States rationally concluded that we were already doing everything the Times reported as a massive civil rights scandal.

But, then again, this is a war (on a war). And sending disinformation to the enemy is crucial.


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