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.

Ben

1 Comments:

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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