Saturday, October 28, 2006

Hanson Demolishes the Washington Punditry

Via Instupundit, here's Victor Davis Hanson on the chattering class:
Watching and reading the recent Washington punditry, whether in print or on television, is a depressing spectacle. Almost all—Charles Krauthammer is the most notable exception—have somehow triangulated on the war, not mentioning why and how in the B.C. days they sort of, kinda, not really called for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. For some the Road to Damascus was the looting or Abu Ghraib, for others the increasing violence. Still more now say the absence of WMD did the trick.

But almost none of the firebrands of 2003 speaks the truth behind the facade: They supported the war when it looked like few casualties and a quick reconstruction and thus confirmation of their own muscular humanitarianism—and then bailed along the way when they realized that wasn’t going to happen and the unpopular war might instead brand them as “war mongers”, “chicken-hawks” or just fools.

Instead of that honest admission, we get instead either cardboard cut-out villains of the “my perfect three-week war, your screwed-up three-year occupation” type—a Douglas Feith, Gen. Sanchez, or Paul Bremmer—or all sorts of unappreciated and untapped brilliance: from trisecting the country to “redeploying” to Kurdistan, or Kuwait, or Okinawa?
Exactly right.

Don't believe that the libs supported the war when it was convenient for them and were oh-so-sure that Saddam had WMD? See

Inconvenient Quotes I
Inconvenient Quotes II
Inconvenient Quotes: Pelosi Then, Pelosi Now

For additional enlightenment in this same vein, read how Hanson Demolishes the Talkers

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Walter Reed Freep #79 - October 20, 2006 - Keeping the Faith

Head on over to FreeRepublic for a full report and photos. The author this week is none other than yours truly