April 25, 2003


SAY IT LOUD - I'm wrong and proud:

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball," began his keynote speech at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Tuesday with an admission.

"I was wrong about the war," Matthews said in a booming voice, immediately gaining the attention of 600 people at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

Matthews, who described himself as a liberal, said he thought the Iraqi people would fight American troops, there would be a worldwide Arab uprising, and terrorist groups such as al-Qaida would see "massive" recruitment.

"I thought there would be an Arab revolt, a tremendous uproar," he said. "Nothing happened. I hate being wrong, but I'm glad."

He also said he thinks that more antiwar critics should admit they were wrong.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 25, 2003 12:42 PM