Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Distinguished Pundits Prove their Mettle

UPDATE BELOW
Via Ricky at Bottle of Blog, via Atrios at Eschaton, comes a big helping of turnabout is fair play from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting.

Atrios helpfully excerpts perhaps the most ironic quote in a very ironic bunch, from that voice of measured reason, Cal Thomas:

All of the printed and voiced prophecies should be saved in an archive. When these false prophets again appear, they can be reminded of the error of their previous ways and at least be offered an opportunity to recant and repent. Otherwise, they will return to us in another situation where their expertise will be acknowledged, or taken for granted, but their credibility will be lacking.


Thankfully, FAIR has done just that. Its an impressively awful archive of some of the worst printed and voiced prophesies about the Iraq War. Thomas again:
Speaking to the U.N. Security Council last week, Secretary of State Colin Powell made so strong a case that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is in material breach of U.N. resolutions that only the duped, the dumb and the desperate could ignore it.

Dick Morris:
Over the next couple of weeks when we find the chemical weapons this guy was amassing, the fact that this war was attacked by the left and so the right was so vindicated, I think, really means that the left is going to have to hang its head for three or four more years.

Here's one more, from Chris Matthews:
What's he [Dean] going to talk about a year from now, the fact that the war went too well and it's over? I mean, don't these things sort of lose their--Isn't there a fresh date on some of these debate points?

Funny that Matthews and the rest of the conventional-wisdom-crowd are only now considering "crazy" Dean's debate points (and those of many, many Americans)--after its far too late.

Fool me once, shame, shame on you. Fool me . . . you can't get fooled again!

UPDATE
Just thought I'd throw one more relevant link on this topic out there: one from Norbizness, its The Left Reminisces About His Days in Southern China, from his priceless The Left Is Attacking the City! series, responding in the first person to attacks against that dastardly villain, "The Left."

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