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Friday, March 28, 2008

Kagan rhymes with "not again"

To certain media watchers (i.e., me) nothing is more maddening than the fact that "experts" or "pundits" who are always, or nearly always, wrong on Iraq keep getting trotted out by cable news, leading op-ed pages and even PBS talk shows (Charlie Rose) and treated as if they actually deserve broad respect. Few fit the bill as well as that whale of a fellow, Fred Kagan, an author of the surge. Glenn Greenwald has a delicious post -- scroll down a bit in the link -- on Kagan's latest buffoonery, declaring the "civil war in Iraq" is completely over early this week, only to be followed by ample evidence that it is, well, not.

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