Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Eliot Spitzer's Greatest Crime
Eight U.S. soldiers were killed in bomb attacks in Iraq yesterday, but Mr. Spitzer has stolen the headlines.
This week economist Joe Stiglitz has announced the war in Iraq will cost the U.S. people $3 trillion, but Eliot Spitzer's $5,000 dalliance gets more attention.
Spitzer's hypocrisy has hurt his wife and children, but the loved ones of the 33,000 U.S. servicepeople killed or wounded in Iraq feel a hurt that won't be assuaged by a public apology which, in any case, will never come.
Spitzer prosecutes-- and engages in!-- a crime that shouldn't be a crime, while the authors of this country's greatest crime in forty years will retire with pensions and a packed schedule of speaking engagements.
Shame on him, shame on the media and shame on any one of us who allow him to dominate our thoughts for any more than his requisite 24 hours of infamy.