Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Will's no Cronkite

The following letter was published on September 9, 2009 by
The Boston Herald
Boston, Massachusetts

Many are making claims that George Will's new positions on both wars, Afghanistan and Iraq, is a Walter Cronkite moment ("Afghanistan's a losing cause," Sept. 2 and "Our work in Iraq is through," Sept. 4).

Cronkite did not have a long paper trail following him in support of the Vietnam War when he spoke out against it. I find it is disingenuous for a conservative intellectual like Will to now experience a breakthrough with thoughtfulness of pulling out of both wars. Where was that thoughtfulness in the last eight years? Will he reverse himself and come out in support of the public option in the health care reform bill eight years from now?