Friday, April 18, 2008

A Companion Question

As we know the perennial question about your modern conservatives is if they're stupid or evil, or if both what's the balance between the two. This isn't about all conservatives, just the modern conservative movement as it's currently represented in stupid crappy blogs, magazines, pundits, and NYT columnists.

A similar question can be asked about people like Michael O'Hanlon and Fred Hiatt. Do they push forever war in Iraq because they are conscienceless monsters who have no concern for the consequences of what they advocate? Or do they push for forever war because they have just enough conscience to care, but their ego requires them to be "right" so they keep dreaming of ponies? That is, they have consciences but their egos won't let them face them.