Yes, Yes, I Know I Started the Iraq War

By Jeffrey Goldberg

I'm getting a bit of the Two Minutes' Hate from the usual suspects about my posting on Dave Weigel. The same old stuff: I started the Iraq War, I'm an AIPAC stooge, a bloodthirsty Likudnik, I'm a sociopathic fabulist, I drive a mini-van, etc. But some bloggers don't seem to get me: I understand, of course, that Israel represents the greatest threat to world peace today; that the defeat of Saddam Hussein was a victory for Bushist fascism; and I realize that Saddam had no relationship at all with al Qaeda (despite the volumes of evidence that suggest the contrary -- if you're clicking through, I suggest Volumes Two through Four in particular). So I can't understand the vehemence and the ad hominem attacks. Oh, I'm also looking forward to seeing Oliver Stone's Hugo Chavez hagiography. 

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