Damn, I'm on a roll.
On July 17
, I made the unsurprising observation that the US would invade Iraq regardless of world opinion. That view was echoed by the Spectator
. Tim Blair
noted the Spectator item on his blog on July 19, but the item itself is dated July 20. On July 19
I congratulated the Spectator for agreeing with me. In doing so, I said I thought that Bush would start the war against Iraq in time to have an effect on the November elections. Now Ha'aretz
has picked up the story, in a piece dated July 20.
"The U.S. operation to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein will take place in the coming months, even before November's Congressional elections, according to high-level sources in the French government following talks with American decision-makers and professionals in Washington."
Bet you didn't know that I was so well connected with high level sources in the French government or with American decision-makers and professionals in Washington. It's a safe bet. Even I didn't know I was that connected.
In more important developments, Radley Balko's TCS column
seems to be coming true.