December 16, 2003

Fish. Barrel. Bang!

"The capture of Saddam has not made America safer."....

Give Dean this: He is, in a certain perverse way, eloquent. It's not easy to cram so much idiocy, mendacity and arrogance into nine little words, but he did it.

-- James Taranto

Posted by Vanderleun at December 16, 2003 5:53 PM
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I get what Dean means! He is saying that since America has not suffered any more 9/11-like attacks since 9/11, the capture of Saddam could not have possibly made America any more safe than it already was. Perfection is hard to beat, he notes. It follows that no action whatsoever can make America "safer", in the world-according-to-Dean, but only either "as safe" or "not as safe". As Dean did not say America was "not as safe" as it was before Saddam's capture, he must mean that the capture made America "as safe" as it was before, that is, its effectiveness was 100%. Being "conservative", it took me a while to understand Dean's straightforward language.

Posted by: Joe Peden at December 16, 2003 11:25 PM