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June 15, 2004
Malkin: Krugman Senility, Part 37b

Michelle Malkin -- who recently added Captain's Quarters to her blogroll, thank you very much -- rips the New York Times' Paul Krugman, who scoffs at John Ashcroft's announcement yesterday:

First, there's the absence of any major successful prosecutions. The one set of convictions that seemed fairly significant that of the "Detroit 3" appears to be collapsing over accusations of prosecutorial misconduct.

It sounds a bit like Krugman hedged his bets there, especially (as Malkin also notes) as Krugman tripped up a month ago by claiming that no one had been successfully prosecuted for terror. Malkin gives a short but devastating response:

Oh? What about shoebomber Richard Reid? What about Taliban solider John Walker Lindh? What about Yahya Goba, Shafal Mosed, Yasein Taher, Taysal Galab, Mukhtar al-Bakri and Sahim Alwan of Lackawanna, New York? What about Jeffrey Battle, Patrice Ford, Ahmed Bilal, Muhammad Bilal, and October Lewis of Portland, Oregon? And Mike Hawash? How about Masoud Ahmad Khan, Seifullah Chapman, Yong Ki Kwon, Donald Surratt, and Hammad Abdur-Raheem from the Washington DC area? What about James Ujaama? And Iyman Faris?

Krugman is entitled to his opinion about Ashcroft, no matter how ridiculous, but as the saying goes, he is not entitled to his own facts.

Malkin's post has links to each of these cases. Be sure to read up on her new blog, too -- it's well-designed by Sekimori (the same as Power Line) and catches Malkin's wit perfectly.

UPDATE: Hugh Hewitt, the Commish, also has a few spot-on things to say about Krugman. He also has a link-rich post today on John Kerry. As always, be sure to catch Hugh's blog today and every day.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at June 15, 2004 11:14 AM

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