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Dmb Dmb, Pt. 2

A friend points out yet another facet of idiocy in Dave Matthews’ anti-war statement. Writes Matthews: “Is [Saddam] our target because he is easier to identify than [al Qaeda’s] illusive terrorist network?” According to most dictionaries, illusive means unreal, as in not existing. Perhaps the DMB frontman means elusive, as in baffling. As a college professor of mine used to say, the difference between the right word and the wrong word is the difference between chicken salad and chicken [*censored*]. I guess we know what that makes Dave Matthews.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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