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View Diary: A Shameful Episode for the Los Angeles Times (211 comments)

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    begin quote: Jonah Goldberg of National Review: "The United  States needs to go to war with Iraq because it needs to go to  war with someone in the region and Iraq makes the most sense.""Goldberg endorsed "the Ledeen Doctrine" of ex-Pentagon official Michael Ledeen, which Goldberg described thus: "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show we mean business." end quote

    Jonah Goldberg embarasses himself, the Tribune Syndicate, and now the editorial page of the Los Angeles Times. It is not that he is conservative. Readers welcome vigorous arguments that are honest. The problem is that Goldberg is both dishonest and ignorant-- a provocateur who does not serve the public discourse but throws bombs at it.

    And then there was this bit of stupidity:

    Bringing this bomb-thrower on as a regular columnist lessens my respect for the Los Angeles Times.

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