Philosoraptor on Why It Does Not Matter

God, I love Winston Smith of Philosoraptor. I wish I still had time to hang on his every utterance in real time. Still, dipping in for the occasional bracing dose of clarity is fun, too. Anyway: It does not matter whether or not there were WMDs in Iraq.

Even if there had been WMDs in Iraq, this would not have made the administration honest. It would have made them lucky. If I trick you into believing that there’s gold in them thar hills by, say, fabricating or distorting geological data, then I am a liar–even if, by sheer luck, you do find gold there.

One Response to “Philosoraptor on Why It Does Not Matter”

  1. adam_blust Says:

    I love the characterization of Bush as lucky, because ever since his political career started, Bush has been the luckiest bastard on this earth.

    “I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.”

    -Abraham Lincoln

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.