by Arthur Silber
June 26, 2007
When last we visited Joshua Muravchik in November of 2006, we came to understand how wildly comedic advanced dementia could be. We learned that the neoconservatives are depised only because they are so beautiful and approach as close to perfection as is possible to imperfect Man. Their ideas are good and true, and universal in their applicability. Oh, the neoconservatives may have made a few mistakes, but such is life. And perhaps most importantly, we must:
BOMB IRAN! BOMB IRAN! BOMB IRAN!
Muravchik was particularly insistent on that last point:
More than half a year later, as the immoral and criminal occupation of Iraq worsens by the hour, and as things fall apart throughout the Middle East — in largest part as the direct result of the infernal meddling by the United States, a course of action which has never ceased since World War II — one might think Muravchik would feel a bit chastened. Perhaps he might even entertain a few second thoughts — only very gingerly and with extraordinary reluctance, to be sure, but perhaps, just perhaps, he might consider questioning the previously unchallenged and unchallengeable axioms which have supported his worldview.