The Corner

Here’s to Bipartisan Consensus!

Memo to the Iraq Solipsism Group:

Let’s say 10 sages get together and are asked, “What is 2 + 2?”  If half of them say 4 and the other half say 2, it is not admirable that, in order to achieve consensus, they unanimously agree to tell everyone that the answer is 3.  It is, to the contrary, moronic — and, if the said consensus error is to be the foundation of national security policy, it is perilous.

I just don’t get how the media and the solons themselves are willing to celebrate error as triumph, in a life-and-death matter, simply because everyone is willing to be wrong together.  I’m trying to figure out whether that is more craven or dumb — I’ll be back to you once I’ve reached consensus.

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