Monday, July 09, 2007

Classic Roger Simon

In light of Fontana's thrashing of Roger Simon (via LG&M), it's worth rehashing what is arguably the single most vile thing Mr. Simon has ever written:

As the for the run-up to the [Iraq] war, in looking back I think it was a big game of charades that everybody understood. Despite what was said, the obvious US motivation was geo-political. We wanted the despot Saddam out of the Middle East and replaced by a democracy. The French and the Russians - never particularly interested in democracy in the first place - desperately wanted to keep their cash cow in office. Everybody knew this, so the dreaded WMDs had to be emphasized in front of the UN.

That's a hell of a lot of casualties, simply for the sake of a parlor amusement.


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