Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Yet Another Washington Post Edition)
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Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?

If the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire column is going to make a habit of pushing "commentary" from the WSJ editorial page, it's coming off the RSS feed list. There's lots of high-quality stuff to read out there--much more than I can--and Christopher Hitchens and Donald Rumsfeld don't cut it.

Just sayin'.

WASHINGTON WIRE: September 11, 2006, 8:25 am: Five Years Later: Donald Rumsfeld writes in a commentary in today's Journal:

We remember where we were that day. At 9:38 a.m., the entire Pentagon shook.

He adds:

In this very public battle for hearts and minds, we must be as confident in the rightness of our cause as the enemy is in its evil purpose. We cannot allow the world to forget that America, though imperfect, is a force for good in the world.

On the same page, Christoper Hitchens writes:

Never mind where I was standing or what I was doing this time five years ago.

On the framing of 9/11:

It would have been far better if President Bush had characterized the atrocity as an attack on civilization itself, and it would be preferable if we observed the anniversary in the same spirit.