I've got my kit bag, heavy boots, I'm runnin in
the rain unti my feet are raw.
Will these motherfuckers ever quit?
Jonah Goldberg memories:
Anyway, I do think my judgment is superior to his when it comes to the big picture. So, I have an idea: Since he doesn't want to debate anything except his own brilliance, let's make a bet. I predict that Iraq won't have a civil war, that it will have a viable constitution, and that a majority of Iraqis and Americans will, in two years time, agree that the war was worth it. I'll bet $1,000 (which I can hardly spare right now). This way neither of us can hide behind clever word play or CV reading. If there's another reasonable wager Cole wants to offer which would measure our judgment, I'm all ears. Money where your mouth is, doc. One caveat: Because I don't think it's right to bet on such serious matters for personal gain, if I win, I'll donate the money to the USO. He can give it to the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade or whatever his favorite charity is.
Juan Cole was repulsed by the concept of the bet and didn't take it.
Just a reminded of how stupid this debate was, Goldberg barely got out of Goucher College with a degree, Cole is a leading academic expert on the middle east and speaks fluent arabic.
Goldberg was so wrong about this, Cole should have taken his money and sent it to anysoldier.com
posted by Steve @ 1:05:00 AM