TIMING, RELEVANCE, ABSURDITY 3: Just to close down the topic, here is a letter written by three law professors at UCLA regarding the recent UCLA Faculty Senate resolution that decried the liberation of Iraq. It starts:
We believe the liberation of Iraq was just and necessary. But last week, we told President Bush that we deplored the war.There's more at InstaPundit and The Volokh Conspiracy.
Was it flagrantly inconsistent for us to make this statement, so contradictory to what we believe? You bet.
Why did we do it?
We were mugged.
We were mugged by about 200 of our faculty colleagues at UCLA. These colleagues condemn the liberation of Iraq and wanted to say so publicly. But they were not content to speak out in their own names, as they had every right to do. Instead, they insisted on speaking in our names — and in the names of the more than 3,000 people on the UCLA faculty.