Who knows if Keynes really said the famous, perhaps apocryphal quote, “When the facts change, I change my mind. what do you do, sir?”
Here’s another historical excerpt from the World Food Situation, House of Commons Debates, 31-MAY-1946:
1.43 p.m. Miss Colman (Tynemouth) : … I did not say I had repented, I have not; I have merely changed my view, and for this simple reason, that the facts of the situation have changed. Those people who are incapable of changing their views when the facts change are extremely rigid in their mental make-up….”
And Handle has done likewise. Suffice it to say that I have only recently seen what a reasonable person should expect to see before one should be willing to commit to armed attack. It’s a shame the case cannot be tried in open court, but that’s how it goes sometimes.
Bomb away boys, and may your arrows fly straight and true.
P.S. The fact that Syrian Regime has not, to my knowledge, made any of the seductive defenses I was able to propose in a manner of minutes probably demonstrates that they lack … how shall we say this … a very deep bench. They could use a few more good lawyers over there in their active measures bureau, but it’s just as well for the allies that their smart fraction is especially fractional.