This morning’s Washington Post runs

This morning’s Washington Post runs a devastating column by a former weapons inspector on the folly of the whole Blix shuffle: “It was never about a smoking gun.” The column raises the question in my mind why we have submitted ourselves to this farce.
Our friends at RealClearPolitics have posted two excellent columns on the University of Michigan cases pending before the Supreme Court. The first is Terry Eastland’s on the administration’s briefs in the cases, “President decides to punt on affirmative action case” (obnoxious registration required but worth it), and the second is Thomas Bray’s on the origin of the lawsuits, “Michigan race case not just a right wing affair.” These columns raise the question in my mind why the administration has staked out a position that is not principled but that incurs the political cost of the principled position.

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