Tuesday, March 18, 2003
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Impending war roundup
In no particular order:
1) I've just read the best, fairest, and most accurate summary of why the Anglosphere is about to go to war with Iraq, why multilateral support for such action is thin, and why it is still the right thing to do. The author? Bill Clinton. The final two grafs:
2) Op-eds like Stanley Kutler's in today's Chicago Tribune always puzzle me. Here's Kutler's two first paragraphs:
It's painfully obvious that dissent is not being stifled. It's painfully obvious that serious media organs have raised qualms about the Bush administration's actions. It's painfully obvious that some Democrats support the President on principle and some oppose him out of principle (then there's John Kerry). Why would Kutler write these patently silly lines?
First rule of politics -- if you lose an argument, blame the messenger, not the message.
3) Josh Chafetz beats me to the punch on a point worth stressing:
Remember, that's the perspective of someone who's outside the field of fire. Here's the take of someone who will be in the line of fire.posted by Dan on 03.18.03 at 10:07 AM