It’s nice to see a liberal who can manage real, informed contempt, as opposed to the smug and ignorant sort typified by Richard Dawkins calling Bush “An illiterate buffoon.”
Here’s Joshua Michael Marshall:
“It’s one thing to be a hawk and have your hawkishness rooted in a cold-eyed realism and a willingness to use force, quite another to have it stem from emotional impulses arising from the fact that you grew up as a pencil neck and constantly had your lunch money stolen from you by the cool kids.
I can’t give you the precise lunch money victimization statistics for various civilian political appointees at the Pentagon, for staffers in the Office of the Vice- President, Richard Perle or even Frank Gaffney. But I suspect most folks who are familiar with these guys will know what I’m getting at.”