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January 30, 2003
Safire's latest column is intellectually dishonest. It's about hawk and dove politicians covering their asses.
Of course, it mocks any possible position any politician could stand with - on both sides, but especially those against a war.
And above it all, is Safire, later being able to say, I told you that's what they'd say about ANY politician. That's a bad column, boys and girls.
It ends with this incorrect comparison of likely results of either position. Yuck:
The point is this: Both sides of the debate are furiously positioning to cover themselves in case the other side proves right. But the difference is this: Even if the hawks are wrong about Saddam's treachery, 20 million terrified Iraqis would be freed. If the doves are wrong and their delay enables the genocidal tyrant to become a world power, millions of American lives could well be lost.