If you click on the link in this entry's title you can watch a video clip of Representative David Obey of Wisconsin blasting the Washington Post for an editorial it ran this morning criticizing the House of Representatives for its bill on the Iraq War funding. Obey points out that the editorial pages of the Post pushed this war, supported it, and ridiculed anyone who opposed it. The editorial writers of that paper, as well as the publisher, bear some responsibility for the United States being in this war and they bear some responsbility for the over 3000 Americans that have died in this war.
There is a lot of criticism of Hillary Clinton on the Internet for not apologizing for her vote in 2002 supporting war against Iraq. A lot of Democratic activists want her to apologize for that vote. Well, here's what we want to know: when is the Washington Post going to apologize for its support of that resolution in 2002? When is it going to admit that it was wrong to push for war? When is it going to admit that Bush leading us into this war was a mistake far, far graver than consensual oral sex between a President and an intern?
The editorial page of that paper, and all the other establishment organs that supported this war, advocated a war that children of their publishers weren't going to fight. They advocated a war for others to fight. They sooner they get called on this, the better. Obey's comments are a start and long overdue.