It's a blogger war! ...Part I:
All quiet on the newspaper war’s Southeast Expressway Front. ... Wait! Another blast from Wingo Way!
... The horror. The horror!
... Anyway, there’s a blogger war now breaking out on the Iraq front. Andrew
is lobbing grenades at Mickey
, who’s lobbing back, and Instapundit
is getting sucked into the vortex and responding in a syrupy ‘who me?’ lawyerly way. ...
Bottom line: Just about everyone with an opinion on Iraq has had something to blush about -- Andrew’s emotionalism, Mickey’s caginess, Glenn’s blame-everything-on-the-media tactics and, definitely and for instance, Hub Blog’s notorious Wobbly Warrior Ways. But let’s face it: Everyone is obviously maneuvering to come across as being all knowing and, certainly, not wrong, as if events in a war are on a straight path to triumph or truth. But the reasons for the war and the undeniable blunders are old arguments. This weekend is an historic one. It certainly looks like the Iraq voting will turn out OK. If the fascist insurgents indeed disrupt it, well, the whole world is watching, as the lefties said during another war. ... No matter what happens this weekend, and in coming weeks and months, remember these two lines:
-- Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan.
-- Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- 1.30.05 -- Reader No. 1 writes in: "A 'foolish' consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. (Of course today we would debate what is 'foolish' for months on end...)" ... I stand corrected. Should have googled the quote beforehand. I'll leave the foolish mistake above as yet another reminder to get it right next time.