Crazy Jamie Kirchick
March 24, 2008
The most imaginative neoconologist could never have invented James Kirchick. A gay 24-year-old who contributes to the Commentary blog and also is a believer in that old Shachtmanism, he is the very embodiment of what remains the best description of The New Republic, the line from Annie Hall about Dissent and Commentary merging to form Dysentary. He is apparently the bright young thing that Marty Peretz found to say all the crazy things his countless previous proteges at TNR had too much self respect to say.
Fresh off his much noted smear campaign against Ron Paul comes this insanity – apparently, the real scandal about Obama is that he hasn’t distanced himself from Rev. Wright’s denunciations of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Why, oh why, Kirchick ever so earnestly asks, is the media not grilling Obama for what this says about wether or not he accepts “America’s singular role in the world?”.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Dwight Eisenhower was among those who shared Rev. Wright’s outrage – but of course, Eisenhower was just a pro-Arab isoloationist . . .