Friday, January 12, 2007

Punished for foresight?

Eric Alterman has a good piece on how supporters of the war continue to demonize war opponents, even after their predictions come true, changing the charges as needed. It does get pretty tiring when predictions that a tactic won't work become morphed into claims that the predictor "wants them to fail." More proof, I guess, that winning the rhetorical war is more important to some than a positive outcome on the ground -- a byproduct of doing rhetoric for a living??

(via Atrios)

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