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  •  Circular Firing Squad ... (4.00)
    Is what I find worrisome about this whole thread.

    I opposed this anything but Excellent Adventure from the get-go, and yeah, it was all too predictable that it would come down the way it has. (The one thing that surprised me was that I thought there would be a honeymoon period before things went sour - never happened; it started going sour from day one.)

    So in that regard, yeah, I could say that people like Josh Marshall screwed up, and so did Kerry in a more consequential way. And I could feel righteous as all hell about saying it. But here we are, or there we are, in one big jam, and the four saddest words in the English language are "I told you so."

    We need a coalition of the wised-up as well as the wise, and this is the last of times to go around imposing retrospective purity tests.

    -- Rick Robinson

    John Kerry - Elitist New England Liberal Mekong Delta River Rat

    by al Fubar on Sun Apr 18, 2004 at 02:27:56 PM PDT

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    •  I don't want (4.00)
      a purity test, but I don't people who were wrong telling me not to be right.

      I hate the CFS too, and I am totally convinced that the left will maintain unity (!) til at least November. Marshall, Yglesias, and Drum are all people whose opinion I value. At the same time I'm not going to sit here and pretend like they didn't make a mistake.

      The moral of the story is:

      Never trust anyone who says a war will be easy.

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