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April 26, 2007

Finally, A Little Bit Of Truth

Here's Peter Beinart, being interviewed on the Moyers documentary:

...the argument in the fall of 2002 was not mostly about the facts, it was about a whole series of ideas about what would happen if we invaded.

It might have been nice if Pe-Nart had mentioned, when he was going on TV in fall, 2002, that what he was saying "was not mostly about the facts."

Posted at April 26, 2007 02:22 PM | TrackBack

Really, you're being unfair. How can you expect a rational, supported argument or frank honesty from Pe-Nart when arrogant condescension will suffice? ;-)

Posted by: Batocchio at April 26, 2007 02:53 PM

My spouse missus charley, m.d. and I watched the Moyers show. The young and very-sure-of-his-opinions Beinart reminded her of a number of the young political appointees she has encountered around town (we're in the DC area, and she interacts w. govt bureaucracies in her professional career).

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at April 26, 2007 04:16 PM

jonathan you must have at least one media-person "we knew there was no case in 2002; everybody knew it was a war of choice" quote. my memory's busted but i think it might have been beinart, from 2003, where i heard it.

Posted by: hibiscus at April 26, 2007 07:27 PM

*but, more sure than not, it was from the wapo.

Posted by: hibiscus at April 26, 2007 07:29 PM

Sorry, off topic, but check out Mike Gravel on Crooks & Liars! Wow !!

I didn't know senators could talk like that.

Jon, Mike, you the comedy pros. You have to admit his line about "how did I get to the Senate"? is pure solid gold!

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at April 26, 2007 09:28 PM

Pedrito reminds me of how certain I was at 65 that I finally had a handle on things.

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at April 27, 2007 03:06 PM