Moments ago I caught about the first minute of a Chuck Todd interview of Paul Wolfowitz, who was there to offer his "insights" on the Iraq crisis. His first was that the centuries-old Sunni-Shia rupture is an "obscure" matter. This comment perplexed and nearly enraged Todd, but to me it seemed impeccably Wolfowitzian. The man is an idiot of lore, a sort of lord of the idiots, and to become upset over an idiot so impressively practicing his art is merely an exercise in fellow idiocy.
As noted, I didn't suffer the entire interview, so I can't say what additional idiocies Wolfowitz had to offer. I'm sure they were they just as impressive. But what perplexed me was why Todd would invite this incurable idiot on to his program for an interview about the one subject in this world on which the idiot is most idiotic. It's akin to inviting me on to Todd's show to discuss Pennsylvania Dutch quilting--a discussion entertaining in its cluelessness, perhaps, but scarcely informative.
Nonetheless I've seen more of Paul Wolfowitz in the last week since he busied himself "informing" Congress of how cheaply we could blow up the Middle East in a conflagration-cum-cakewalk. Ubiquity, thy name is Wolfowitz, which only goes to confirm the old Army adage: "Fuck up and move up."