I'm biased, obviously, but I still think Jonah Goldberg won on points against Juan Cole in the pundit version of the Rumble in the Jungle. On the other hand, not everything the Professor says is necessarily worth ignoring. Here he is today on the bunker mentality of Iraq's Sunni elite:

I would compare them to the Phalangists, the fascist Maronite Christians in Lebanon, who fought tooth and nail 1975-1989 against recognizing that Christians were no longer a dominant majority in Lebanon. Eventually they had to accept a 50/50 split of seats in parliament (which is generous to the Christians, given that Muslims are now a clear majority). That the Sunni Arab elite might be quicker studies than the Phalangists is possible but a little unlikely.
|||Clive|||http://clivedavis.blogspot.com/2005/02/analysis-im-biased-obviously-but-i.html|||2/10/2005 11:40:00 am|||||||||