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I Wish I’d Written That

I wish I had written that too:

I Wish I’d Written That § Unqualified Offerings By BruceB: WhiskeyFire, on the rightness of ignoring liberal hawks’ general theories and principles in favor of focusing on the actual results of their enthusiasm for the war and occupation:

A discussion of “underlying beliefs or theories” in this context is absurd, given the horror of the Iraq debacle. If your “underlying beliefs or theories” made you stick your d--- in the blender, even “reluctantly,” and you haven’t thoroughly reassessed these concepts, I frankly don’t want to hear your advice about what to do with the weed whacker.

A tip of the hat to Avedon Carol (who also often writes things I wish I had).