Saturday, November 18, 2006

Ben is a nice, quirky fellow... but

Click here: Ben Stein: Iraq Better Off With Saddam

Ben Stein is a fine fellow, with a law degree and wide-ranging knowledge --- if somewhat quirky.

He was the son of Herb Stein, a prince of a man and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Adivisors, an AEI colleague of mine who once said, "sharing a secretary with Wattenberg, is like sharing a canoe with an elephant."

I think he is wrong about Saddam --- a murderous thug, intent on building WMDs, including nukes (on tape to subordinates) and who used poison gas (a WMD) on his own people.



Blogger MichaelBates said...

Even if what he says is true, and I disagree -- Saddam was a threat to his people and the entire region -- we can't leave now, because it will be worse than before, a failed state ripe for use as a base of operations for terrorists. We need to take a colonial attitude and settle in for the long run, but that also means using local resources to cover the cost of our occupation.

By the way, I believe Ben's dad's name was Herb Stein.

November 18, 2006  

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