Monday, December 11, 2006

Kane Watch: Eugene's 5-year Attention Span

Eugene Kane so regularly contradicts himself in his writings that one might believe he suffers from a limited memory. Of course, as has been pointed out before, it might not be the result so much of a limited memory as a selective one.

Take his most recent column, in which he uses the Falk explosion to remind his readers that in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, blown-up buildings are commonplace because of the actions of nations' leaders.

In looking at the destruction of the Falk building, which Kane acknowledges was an accident, he asks:

Why would anybody cause this kind of destruction on purpose if there was another
way?


Perhaps he needs to be reminded of an another explosion that took place just a tad over five years ago.

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