I like the stuff that Glenn Greenwald writes. He's a lawyer. He knows about civil rights law. He writes about how the Bush administration has undermined the protection we are supposed to have from our own government.
I am usually impressed with what Greenwald says. He's interesting enough to read just about every day. However, in a recent piece I have to question what he says. I have to disagree with him.
His article, "Howard Kurtz, Michael Barone & Argument by Anecdote," talks about an important issues. I agree with him about that. The issues are raised by an article by Howard Kurtz, a right wing writer, about comments made on a right wing blog, called "Little Green Footballs," to the effect that they supported Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's claims to have wanted to kill ex-President Jimmy carter. Kurtz says,
"I was appalled when some crazies posting comments at the Huffington Post expressed disappointment that the suicide bombing in Afghanistan missed Dick Cheney. Now some wackos posting at the conservative site Little Green Footballs are bummed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed didn't succeed in killing Jimmy Carter (a plot that was included in his laundry list of confessions).
"Can we furlough him - just so he can realize the Carter plot? Please?"
"Even this schmuck had some good ideas."