The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. - Wm. Blake

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


As someone once said, James Wolcott gets it just right:
Two years ago, Ledeen sneered about Hagel's "wimpery" about Iraq..., but it's Hagel who's been vindicated. The fact is that Ledeen and his neocons got the war they wanted, it was waged according to their blueprints, and it's their fuck-up, their moral responsibility, their historical bloodstain, their arrogant, ignorant, blundering, inexcusable mess. It says something about Ledeen's depraved indifference toward the consequences of his own lobbying efforts that he still thinks at this late date that he can get away with being droll.[boldness added, italics in the original]
I was driving somehwere this morning and listening to Le Tigre's New Kicks, and thinking, once again, how amazing it is that we who opposed this war - we who accurately predicted the outcome - remain marginalized in this nation's discourse, while those who supported it remain free to sneer.

Those who supported this war are responsible for tens of thousands of needless deaths, the creation of hundreds if not thousands of hardened terrorists who may some day attack our shores, and the establishment of a radically Islamist puppet state of Iran. And yet... and yet there is no hint of shame. No hint of responsibility. And no hint that anything has gone on except business as usual.

It will be an interesting experiment. If 60% of Americans oppose the war, but no one in power or with a voice will acknowledge them, what happens? Is it a democracy or not?


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