Jay Nordlinger at National Review writes that Maureen Dowd — who pens weekly at the grey lady — left out a convenient fact about former President Jimmy Carter when justifying her argument that former Vice President Cheney’s criticisms are tantamount to what the right calls treason:
She begins with the story about how ex-president Carter wrote to members of the U.N. Security Council, as Bush 41 was trying to assemble a coalition against Saddam Hussein. Carter wanted them to resist the administration’s efforts. I thought Corner readers might like to know an interesting detail about this — a detail not included in the Dowd column.
Carter did not inform the administration that he was writing these governments, urging them to resist the American president. The administration learned about it when Canada’s prime minister, Brian Mulroney, called the secretary of defense — Dick Cheney.