Wednesday, June 02, 2004

The Old Standby It has been a few days since I mocked a conservative blog writer, in fact, I haven't read many lately. When things go bad, you wonder what they have to say for themselves...and usually it is little. When the chips are down though, and there is mockery to be done, the voluminous one or two liners of Instapundit are a steady repository of error. For example, Old Instadummy writes:
IT'S AN ARTICLE OF FAITH among many war critics that there was no connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. I'd be interested in hearing what those people have to say about Stephen Hayes' new book, The Connection : How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America. He's doing some of that dot-connecting that people are, in other contexts, so enthusiastic about.
Why would we need to say anything. Let's let Hayes himself discuss how worthless his book is on what is supposed to be its central point.
From the May 30 edition of MSNBC's Meet the Press: RUSSERT: You have written a book called "The Connection: How al-Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America." The president has gone out of his way to say there's no evidence of Saddam Hussein linked to September 11. What's your thesis? HAYES: I agree. I don't think -- I think it's too strong to say there's no evidence, but at the same time I think that one has to consider the fact that he may have had something to do with it on even a marginal scale.
Once again, Reynolds demonstrates he doesn't really read or analyze anything beyond the first sentence or two, followed by his extensive one sentence analysis. He spends his time getting his HTML in order.
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