Error of the Hagel thesis

When Alan Dershowitz is right, in my opinion, there aren’t many other advocates you’d prefer to have in your corner. In the case of the prospective nomination of Chuck Hagel, Dershowitz is right. In the case of Obama, unfortunately, as Paul pointed out in this context, he’s a useful idiot.

Our friends at NRO have made space for Professor Dershowitz to declare this morning that Hagel is the wrong man to head the Department of Defense in the Obama administration. Both elements of the Dershowitz wit and wisdom — the on-target critique of Hagel and the useful idiocy on behalf of Obama — are visible in this interesting column that displays a bit of what might pass in a lesser mind for cognitive dissonance.