Sunday, October 22, 2006

When do you know you are in the presence of lameness?

When an editorial begins this way:

WAS IT a mistake to go to war in Iraq? The latest voice to say so is that of conservative commentator Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online's shrewd editor-at-large...

Yeah, "shrewd" that's the word that immediately comes to mind with a guy who picks a fight on the Middle East with a Professor of Middle East history.

And related to that, so we do not forget, is what "Shrewd" Jonah Goldberg said, February 5, 2005 regarding Cole and Iraq:

Anyway, I do think my judgment is superior to his when it comes to the big picture. So, I have an idea: Since he doesn't want to debate anything except his own brilliance, let's make a bet. I predict that Iraq won't have a civil war, that it will have a viable constitution, and that a majority of Iraqis and Americans will, in two years time, agree that the war was worth it.

Well, here we are 20 months later, how's that one on the "big picture" lookin' Mr. Shrewd?

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