April 11, 2003

IN THE comments following this

IN THE comments following this Gareth Parker post, leftist economist and Iraq doompredictor John Quiggin writes:

I am happy to be wrong about the fall of Baghdad.

Quiggin is a respected Australian academic with no shortage of mainstream outlets for his views, yet he blogs for the love of it. He's acknowledging, to his great credit, the flawed war predictions he volunteered at his site.

I doubt we'll see similar retractions from professional pundits. Talk about ethics; most of them never admitted their mistakes on Afghanistan.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 11, 2003 03:02 AM