Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Trouble With "Scholars"

Is that "scholar" doesn't mean the same thing as "smart."

Read this (and see how long it takes them to catch on, if they ever do).

Then read this, or this, or this.

What I don't get is, if there are any number of genuine U.S. military veterans willing to speak out against the war in various ways -- and there may well be -- why the need to fall all over yourself to promote transparent poseurs? Maybe it's because generals aren't the only one with the tendency to "fight the last war." The anti-war movement seems to yearn for the same narrative. It's part of why they're pining for a draft. "MacBeth" gave them what they wanted to hear.