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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 02:41 AM
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Weekly Standard (4/21/03): The Cassandra Chronicles; The stupidity of the antiwar doomsayers.
The Cassandra Chronicles
The stupidity of the antiwar doomsayers.
April 21, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 31

AREN'T YOU PROUD of us? For most of this past week, as an overwhelmingly successful, lightning-quick Anglo-American military assault liberated Iraq's capital city, and ordinary Baghdadis poured into the streets to kiss our GIs and stomp on pictures of Saddam Hussein, THE SCRAPBOOK has remained the soul of magnanimity and restraint.

Here in our office there's this giant archive of newsclips, transcripts, and Internet postings we collected in the months preceding the war, wherein a world community of jackasses confidently predicted that the events lately unfolding on our television screens could not and would not ever take place. And you can imagine the temptation, we're sure: A lesser SCRAPBOOK would throw open the file boxes and run through the streets with treasures like these, laughing hysterically.

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http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/521fdfgf.asp?pg=1
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 02:57 AM
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1. hahahaha
fucktards
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 03:07 AM
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2. Look up 'fucktard' in the OED.


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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:34 AM
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3. A 'Cassandra' is someone who's right, but no-one believes them at the time
I thought the Weekly Standard was meant to be 'intellectual' - you'd have thought they knew better than to label their opponents 'Cassandras' as if this showed the opponents were wrong in some way.

Cassandra, or Alexandra, was a daughter of Hecuba and King Priam, the rulers of Troy during the Trojan War according to Homer's Iliad. Cassandra was a beautiful young woman, blessed with the gift of prophecy by Apollo, who was infatuated with her. Unfortunately, she shunned Apollo at the last minute and he added a twist to her gift; Cassandra was doomed to tell the truth, but never to be believed. King Priam did not know what to do with her, so he tried to keep Cassandra locked up and out of the way of the warriors of Troy. When Troy finally fell to the Greek invaders, Cassandra was attacked and supposedly raped by the Greek warrior Ajax of Locris, but eventually avenged by Athena. When Cassandra accompanied the Greek hero Agamemnon as his mistress to his homeland, she was killed by his vengeful wife, Clytaemnestra.

http://www.arthistory.sbc.edu/imageswomen/papers/fittoncassandra/intro.html
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johnroshan Donating Member (333 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 12:06 PM
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4. For once.. I wish they were right. /nt
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 12:27 AM
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5. It wasn't just the Weekly Standard, either
there was a LOT of "I told you so" crowing at the time from a bunch of sources...
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