If only the war had been fought in Ethiopia. If only, instead of oil, Iraq held vast reserves of Fruitopia! Then Maureen Dowd’s year would have been perfect …
Dowd, April ‘04: “ … the 9/11 commission’s staff, which faults the [CIA] for management miasma and Al Qaeda myopia … “
Dowd, May ‘04: “When a beaming Mr. Wolfowitz stopped at my table to greet an admiring Republican, I wanted to snap, ‘Get back to your desk, Mr. Myopia from Utopia!’”
Dowd, August ‘04: “I would sum it up by saying that the neocons wanted a utopia in Iraq. But because of their myopia, we’ve ended up with a dystopia in the Middle East.”
Dowd, September ‘04: “Faced with their dystopia, the utopians are scaling back their grand visions for Iraq’s glorious future.”
Dowd, December ‘04: “His disgraceful admission that his condolence letters to the families of soldiers killed in Iraq were signed by machine … is redolent of the myopia that has led to the dystopia.”
I bet a machine is writing Dowd’s columns. No human would persist with this myopia/dystopia/utopia line.