We’ve all been treated to a fair amount of ignorant writing about Iraq over the past four years. But this has got to be near the top of the ‘stupid’ list:
Jonathan Chait: Bring back Saddam Hussein
Restoring the dictator to power may give Iraqis the jolt of authority they need. Have a better solution?
That is the new “stupidest thing I’ve ever heard”. Here’s a taste of Chait’s wisdom:
Yes, I know. Hussein is a psychotic mass murderer. Under his rule, Iraqis were shot, tortured and lived in constant fear. Bringing the dictator back would sound cruel if it weren’t for the fact that all those things are also happening now, probably on a wider scale.
The earlier “What a moron” post today was one thing. I believe that the creator of the image and the guy who re-posted it both knew it was a joke (even if they apparently didn’t understand why their joke didn’t work) and jokes, even stupid jokes, are one thing.
I believe that this Chait guy really believes what he writes. That is another thing altogether.