Friday, March 17, 2006

2003 Wasn't A Good Year For Prophecy, Either

h/t to Tom Tomorrow

“All of the printed and voiced prophecies should be saved in an archive. When
these false prophets again appear, they can be reminded of the error of their
previous ways and at least be offered an opportunity to recant and repent.
Otherwise, they will return to us in another situation where their expertise
will be acknowledged, or taken for granted, but their credibility will be

Those are the words of Cal Thomas in 2003. Let's look at some of the folks he didn't know he was referring to.

“I will bet you the best dinner in the gaslight district of San Diego that
military action will not last more than a week. Are you willing to take that
wager?”(Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly, 1/29/03)

“The war was the hard part. The hard part was putting together a coalition,
getting 300,000 troops over there and all their equipment and winning. And it
gets easier. I mean, setting up a democracy is hard, but it is not as hard as
winning a war.”(Fox News Channel’s Fred Barnes, 4/10/03)

“We’re all neo-cons now.”(MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, 4/9/03)

“Congress returns to Washington this week to a world very different from the one
members left two weeks ago. The war in Iraq is essentially over and domestic
issues are regaining attention.”(NPR’s Bob Edwards, 4/28/03)

“Now that the combat phase of the war in Iraq is officially over, what begins is
a debate throughout the entire U.S. government over America’s unrivaled power
and how best to use it.”(CBS reporter Joie Chen, 5/4/03)

There's much more here and here.

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