David Broder seems to have a problem with history.

(HT: Hot Air Headlines) In the process of trying to ‘convince’ the President to not re-energize the Right by starting witch hunts over interrogation – and in the process of mischaracterizing a largely Democratic party-spawned complaint over AIG bonuses as ‘populist’ – David Broder quite accidentally said something foolish:

Obama, to his credit, has ended one of the darkest chapters of American history, when certain terrorist suspects were whisked off to secret prisons and subjected to waterboarding and other forms of painful coercion in hopes of extracting information about threats to the United States.

That’s not even in the top ten. I came up with the list below the fold in about five minutes, and I bet that someone with more than a heavy minor in history could do even better.

So now that we’ve had our review, David: would you please stop pandering to the prejudices and rationalizations of your liberal readers like this? You’re still ostensibly a conservative, which means that you’re still expected to demonstrate a knowledge of American history that exceeds that of a very bright fifth-grader.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.