Ed Driscoll

Quote of the Day

Via Justin Hart of Right Side Redux, here’s Victor Davis Hanson:

A bewildered visitor from Mars would tell Washingtonians something like: “For twelve years you occupied Saddam’s airspace, since he refused to abide by the peace accords and you were afraid that he would activate his WMD arsenal again against the Kurds or his neighbors. Now that he is gone and for the first time you can confirm that his weapons program is finally defunct, you are mad about this new precedent that you have established: Given the gravity of WMD arsenals, the onus is now on suspect rogue nations to prove that they do not have weapons of mass destruction, rather than for civilization to establish beyond a responsible doubt that they do?”

So much of this attitude is caused by something Jonah Goldberg once dubbed “hypocrophobia“:

Feminists demanded that “something” be done about the Taliban’s treatment of women for years. Conservatives scoffed. But when the Bush administration saw fit to liberate the women of Afghanistan