Monday, March 31, 2008

Quote of the Day

Zbigniew Brzezinski, in a column on how to withdraw from Iraq:

The case for terminating the war is based on its prohibitive and tangible costs, while the case for "staying the course" draws heavily on shadowy fears of the unknown and relies on worst-case scenarios.
Of course this divide mirrors the divide between war supporters and opponents before the war: concrete, factually-based concerns about the consequences of invasion vs. breathless hysteria about the capabilities of Hussein; skepticism about the benefits of war vs. visions of an infinite supply of magical ponies. That's why we're the reality-based community.

Hat tip: Kevin Drum.