Today, Frank Rich wrote a column called 'The Good Germans'. He spends a bunch of column inches lamenting how 'we' have let the war go on, and are as complicit as the Germans during the Nazi regime. Here's the nub:
As the war has dragged on, it is hard to give Americans en masse a pass. We are too slow to notice, let alone protest, the calamities that have followed the original sin.
Americans are looking for leadership, somewhere, anywhere. At least one of the Democratic presidential contenders might have shown the guts to soundly slap the "General Betray-Us" headline on the ad placed by MoveOn.org in The Times, if only to deflate a counterproductive distraction. This left-wing brand of juvenile name-calling is as witless as the "Defeatocrats" and "cut and run" McCarthyism from the right; it at once undermined the serious charges against the data in the Petraeus progress report (including those charges in the same MoveOn ad) and allowed the war's cheerleaders to hyperventilate about a sideshow.
Rich is operating according to the rules of the media elite. It's ok to whine about the problem, but try to do anything about it and you're getting very much uncivil, sir.
Lots of people might be loving Frank Rich's column today that says that Americans are responsible for what America does. Of course, many of us passed the basics of citizenship 101 in grade school, and have been working to try to fix the political system ever since we woke up and noticed a group of lunatics and incompetents in charge.
For instance, Moveon, which apparently is a juvenile McCarthyite group.