Remember this next time before asking “Why oh why can’t we have a better press corps?” Sure it conflicts but what people say in surveys, but people are untrustworthy liars.

On another note, I’ll concede even more ground than I did before in my apologia for a Whiggish account of our present straits. I thought the current war on terra was obviously far more restrained than the U.S had been under the Lieber code. In fact, Teddy Roosevelt prosecuted Americans who used waterboarding in the Philippines.