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November 08, 2007

Jonathan Versen: Wrong From The Beginning

Jonathan Versen has been digging up comments on Iraq he left strewn around the internet before the war. For instance, here he is in April, 2002 on the BBC website:

Neither Bush nor the Democrats have the resolve to attack Iraq and see through the consequences of an ouster of Saddam Hussein. Most Americans who may be in favour of Saddam's ouster are unwilling to concede the responsibility to help a post-war Iraq rebuild itself. My impression is that most Americans favour a viscerally rewarding and superficial solution and I fear that we will just bomb the hell out of Iraq's infrastructure and leave her people desolate, with only token, guilt-salving efforts at reconstruction. If we do this we will have made our problems in this region much, much worse. We already seem to be headed in this direction in Afghanistan.

Wow, his face must be red now! More of his embarrassingly wrong pre-war observations here.

Posted at November 8, 2007 09:35 AM | TrackBack

how do you even allow a man of such poor judgement to comment here? you must be ashamed for supporting such atrocities, Mr Schwarz!

Posted by: almostinfamous at November 8, 2007 12:15 PM

perhaps it's my charming name and raffish manner.

Posted by: jonathan versen at November 8, 2007 12:33 PM

Nothing more charming nor unique than John, after all. Don't worry, someone will get war right one of these days. The millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands dead, and 7-fold increase in world-wide terrorism is a small price to pay for the experience we now have and will be able to apply poerfectly in Iran.

Posted by: Ashley at November 8, 2007 05:05 PM