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Jan 18, 2007 6:10 pm

Tucker Carlson Mea Culpa: With Apologies to Gus

The mea culpa applies to me, not Carlson. I must have been smoking something when I once wrote some kind words about Carlson. I was taken in by his repeated mantra to have"opposed the Iraq war from the beginning."

Carlson's defense of the troop surge, however, easily cancels out any good sense he ever showed on Iraq. Carlson's justification for escalation is that we need to counteract Iran. He never explains why this reasoning did not equally apply to the occupation in 2003.

I apologize to Gus Dizerega who warned me (see comments) that Carlson was not to be taken seriously.

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David T. Beito - 1/26/2007

Perhaps in a strange sort of way....though, of course, we agree that Carlson is not to be taken seriously. I doubt his show will be on much longer.

John H. Kimbol - 1/22/2007

If your concern is Iranian influence, that's a perfectly consistent position. Iran is the main beneficiary of Saddam's ousting, which left that regime the biggest player in the region.

Which isn't to say Carlson's a serious figure.

David T. Beito - 1/19/2007

Please arrange to have me sent to a rehab center if I do it again!

Gus diZerega - 1/19/2007

And thank you again!