Yglesias

Wingnut Versus Wingnut

CREDIT:

It’s Stephen Hayes versus Laurie Mylroie in a hilarious “battle of the Iraq/al-Qaeda conspiracy theorists.” My preferences here lie with Mylroie who takes on a more extreme, and therefore more coherent, worldview in which we’re supposed to essentially believe that Saddam Hussein is the cigarette smoking man behind all evil in the galaxy. Hayes, by contrast, tends to operate as someone who’s primarily interested in scoring debater’s points — “liberals sometimes say there was no connection between Iraq and al-Qaeda, but an Iraqi guy and a guy who knows Saddam met once in 1996 so we had to invade to stop another 9/11!”