Patterico's Pontifications



Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:10 am

HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE: That is the title of this piece by Thomas L. Friedman in the New York Times. This is a perfect example of what I was talking about yesterday: people saying not to get excited by the Iraqis’ liberation because we have not instantly made everything perfect. “America broke Iraq; now America owns Iraq, and it owns the primary responsibility for normalizing it.” Look forward to more of the same over the coming days, weeks, and months.

INSULTS: This is the page

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:29 am

INSULTS: This is the page you have been looking for all your life: Featured in a Washington Post story about the Iraqi shoe-beating-as-insult phenomenon, the site has more information about insults than Don Rickles. The most popular page is the one containing information about how to swear in foreign languages. Check it out, and send a creative insult to Patterico via the e-mail link to the left.


Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:20 am

PREEMPTIVE PRECEDENT: The Washington Post reports here: “Asserting the same right of preemptive war that the United States used to justify its invasion of Iraq, Indian officials have . . . warned that India may be forced to take limited military action against its nuclear-armed neighbor [Pakistan].”

We could, and should, have justified the Iraq war without the talk of “preemptive strikes.”

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