Cathie reminds us of the awe-inspiring depth of some folks' total dumbassitude:
Mark Steyn, May 2003:
. . . It takes two to quagmire. In Vietnam, America had an enemy that enjoyed significant popular support and effective supply lines. Neither is true in Iraq. Isolated atrocities will continue to happen in the days ahead, as dwindling numbers of the more depraved Ba'athists confront the totality of their irrelevance. But these are the death throes: the regime was decapitated two weeks ago, and what we've witnessed is the last random thrashing of the snake's body . . .
Let me (once again) suggest the only appropriate response:
... Screw them. Tie Bush around their necks, tie Iraq around their necks, like a fucking millstone, and let's watch the whole conservative, paleo or neo, sink deep into the ocean trenches. You failed, boys. Failed badly.
And one of the consequences of failing this badly is that you have to shut up and let actual adults take charge and clean this shit up. I don't give a rat's ass whether you're ready to live with it. Sit down, and don't raise your hand again until you have something useful to say.
Because, really, there's not much point in trying to have an intelligent discussion with these folks anymore. Telling them to just sit down and shut the fuck up is no less than they deserve.
AH, HOW CONVENIENT: Glenn Greenwald carefully reaches into his bag and selects a 5-iron, then goes to work on Steyn.