Getting to the point
: I’m revealing one of my great secrets to reading the New York Times: I always start reading editorials at the last paragraph and usually can stop there; that’s where they get to the point. It works. Give it a try. Today’s sucked thumb:
From the beginning, the great challenge of Iraq has seemed to be less about winning the war than about securing the peace, and everything that has happened in the last two weeks reinforces that assessment. While the administration works overtime to swat down complaints about military planning, we hope there is at least as much attention being given to what the U.S. will do in this large, dangerous, hard-to-read country after it wins.