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).