Richard Cohen once famously claimed to be funnier than Stephen Colbert. In a recent column, however, it's clear that he's mistaken being "funny" with simply being "less serious."
For the tacky rhetorical feint he used to cheapen his discourse, hie thee here. I'd draw your attention to the final sentence of his third paragraph:
Whatever you may feel about the war in Iraq, no one gets to kill Americans with impunity.Oh, dear. Well, seeing as Iraq had nothing to do with the September 11th attacks, I'd say that the mere existence of the war in Iraq has only served to demonstrate that one can, in fact, get to kill Americans with impunity.