Considering that this editorial was written before Monkey Boy™'s tantrum today, it's even more appropriate. The coup de grâce:
Mr. Bush is right when he says he cannot be blamed for everything that happened on or before Sept. 11, 2001. But he is responsible for the administration's actions since then. That includes, inexcusably, selling the false Iraq-Qaeda claim to Americans. There are two unpleasant alternatives: either Mr. Bush knew he was not telling the truth, or he has a capacity for politically motivated self-deception that is terrifying in the post-9/11 world.I'll be blunt - the New York Times editorial staff doesn't commission an editorial like this without having deeper knowledge of something uniquely disturbing. There is little subtlety in the words. The phrasing is of the style usually reserved for a single columnist's opinion -- one that can be deflected as representing a single person's opinion rather than the viewpoint of the entire newspaper.
I can't help but get the feeling that the NYT editorial board knows something you and I don't. Stay tuned.