San Diego Soliloquies

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Pearls of Wisdom, from Otter

Otter: Flounder, you can't spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You f****d up -- you trusted us! Hey, make the best of it! (Animal House, 1978)

One of the more precocious gets of the East Coast Intelligentsia, Jonah Goldberg tells us (regarding the paucity of WMD's in Iraq):

Well, just to be clear Alterman and indeed almost all of the antiwar crowd were on record saying they had no doubt that Saddam had WMD. The debate was about what to do about it. If now they want to pretend like this was always a question mark, I hope they won't be cavalier when it's eventually discovered. And, heaven forbid, if it isn't discovered they are not completely off the hook either -- because they agreed with the hawks about the nature of the problem, just not the proposed solution.

Thus the reference to Brother Otter of the Delta House. Those who were reluctant in their support of the war, tipped only by concern for Saddam's WMD's are just as culpable as the chickenhawks because they were stupid enough to believe that the United States government really had evidence of WMD's. Evidence that seems to be a little thin at the moment.

Remeber when the inspectors were stumbling around Iraq, and the US kept saying "Getting colder, colder, now you're freezing! Ha Ha, the Iraqis are conning you, but we can't reveal how we know that because it would endanger our sources?" Now it is stunningly clear. The US government was lying. Shame on the dodo heads like Alterman who believed us, cries Goldberg. And by the way, you're just as guilty as we are.

UPDATE: Inserted link to Jonah's drivel


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