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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Anti-war Conservatives and the Left

Apparently, Paul Begala and James Carville have been running around the last few days citing an obscure professor named Martin Van Creveld arguing that Iraq is the most foolish war since Emperor Augustus lost three legions in Germany in 9 BC (sic).

I wrote about this ridiculous and totally wrong historical comparison back in January. Nevertheless I find it interesting that Federal Farmer was citing the same source to make the same argument. Are Paleocons and the left in league with each other? Or do they just find it convenient to cite bogus facts and assertions in defense of their opinions.

For anyone that cares, Varrus' legions were lost in 9 AD, not 9 BC. Who cares about facts....

Furthermore, I recommend that Begala, Carville, Federal Farmer, and Creveld all read "The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest." written by Peter Wells (a local historian).

UPDATE: Scribbler points out below that I have taken the criticism of paleocons too far. Well noted. I have thus changed the title above.

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

S'aurus, perhaps I can be of assistance in crafting titles for your future posts:

How Paleocons Have Destoyed Western Civilization
Paleocons and Pedophilia
Paleocons and Their Secret Love of Hitler
Do Paleocons Really Have Lower IQs Than Rocks?

I can come up with others when you've completed these posts. Now get to work!

3:56 PM, March 22, 2006  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

How Neocons have given victory to Iran.
How Neocons mislead the U.S. into war.
How Neocons seek to move the Republican party to the left.
Neocons plot to expand the war.
How Neocons are really Trotsky-ites.
The former radical left and Neoconservatism.
Neoconservatives and the New World Order through the U.N.
Geroge Bush Senior and the Neocon plot to form a U.S. global empire.
Neocons and the Council on Foreign Relations.
How Neocons co-opted the Republican party.
Neocons and the decline and fall of the United States.

10:58 PM, March 22, 2006  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

I missed a big one. How the Jewish and Evangelical Christian-Neocons trick the U.S. into supporting Israel.

8:49 AM, March 24, 2006  

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