I have nothing against people with moderate opinions. My beef is with the centrism snobs, who somehow feel morally superior by wallowing in the shit between the sides on every single issue. Obviously every issue isn’t black and white; I’m not a naive 14-year-old girl. But not every issue has a cushy gray area either.
Iraq is an excellent example. The gray area between invading a country based on shitty intelligence and not invading doesn’t exist. It’s the same as invading a country, but with a bunch of bullshit excuses.
Tom Friedman’s recent change of heart on Iraq shouldn’t be news. He was wrong, willfully so, in the run-up to war. And for that, he deserves to be kicked off of the tropical island of relevancy.
Next Week: I get classy.