What’s The Price For Getting It Wrong? Ctd

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 27 2013 @ 5:39pm

Freddie goes another round:

Saletan expresses his defense of drones with precisely the same condescending certitude he displayed when he insisted that those who wanted to minimize civilian casualties in Iraq had to shut up and support the war. And that points to the bigger problem: it’s not just that he got it so wrong; it’s that he seemingly took nothing from getting it so wrong, and that there are no professional consequences for him not evolving in response to getting it wrong. I pulled out that argument because it is nearly identical, in every respect, to the one he is making today about drones. The thinking is totally the same. Saying you’re sorry for getting it wrong is important. But changing your thinking in reaction to getting it wrong is even more important.

Previous round here.