The Gulag of Our Times?

Defenders of the President seem to love no tactic better than to dismiss a substantive criticism based on the criticizer’s dimwitted hyberbole.

President Bush drives many people into a fury, and I empathize. But the negative passions the president inspires should not get in the way of the clarity, precision and tough-mindedness that effective opposition demands. Human rights are too important to be lost in bad metaphors.

Why do they make life so easy for him?

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