Who would have imagined, back in the blogosphere of 2002, that Andrew Sullivan would one day be linking favorably to a post by Gregory Djerejian in which Djerejian "fisks" - a term invented, you may recall, to describe the appropriate response to Robert Fisk's America-bashing dispatches from the war on terror - Kenneth Pollack and Michael O'Hanlon for being way too upbeat about America's role in Iraq. (The equivalent reversal, had things turned out differently in Iraq, would be for Glenn Greenwald to be posting a link praising Juan Cole for "Sullivanating" a piece by John Mearsheimer attacking George W. Bush's leadership. If that makes any sense ...)

I have no editorial comment on this; it's just interesting to think how much has changed.

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