You have to read it all. It goes on, getting steadily worse and worse, without a scrap of fact or logic anywhere. Innuendos, wishful thinking, wild speculation, weird rhetorical questions, simple misrepresentations of fact, raving free association — Safire is truly a columnist worthy of George W. Bush.
There’s no reason to believe that anyone in this administration is thinking any more rationally than Safire is — the spin doctors are the policy makers now. Hold on to your hats.