In One Eye
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Like the New York Times, which tried to kick Frank Rich upstairs to its Arts and Leisure department a few months ago, the Hartford Courant relegated one of its most liberal columnists, Frank Horgan, to the travel section recently.
While Rich was usually able to dovetail his political feelings with an arts topic, Horgan has had no such pretensions. This morning, he lets the Bushies have it regarding the Iraq fiasco while comparing it to another conflict where the US never should have gotten involved.
Once more we are visited with the Vietnam era baloney of a wonderful war, soldiers used as political props and the kidney-punching of the "Nervous Nellies" who oppose it while, actually, seeing it for what it is.While this is all pretty self-evident, it 's nice to see it in print since it demonstrates the disaffection now pervasive in the US.
I suppose it can be argued that Iraq and Vietnam are travel destinations, and so Horgan is justified in putting this under the umbrella of a travel column. However, that's obviously a reach, and I don't know how the powers that be at the Courant are reacting to this.