Thursday, January 23, 2003

Pompous Buffoon Alert!
James Taranto links to an interview (Quicktime) with Scott Ritter by Darcy Wells of WRGB-TV in Albany and observes:
The revelations have done nothing to deflate Ritter's pomposity: "Nothing that transpired this week, nothing that's been spewed across the airwaves changes the fact that I am one of the top of the foremost experts on the issue of Iraq," he tells the station. "I have the moral authority and the moral responsibility to continue talking about this issue."
Moral authority? You can't make this stuff up!

And don't forget Scott's mantra:
"I must respect my legal and ethical responsibilities and not discuss issues pertaining to that case," he said, claiming falsely that because the record was sealed, he is legally obliged not to discuss it.
Watch the whole interview if you can stomach it. This guy's a legend in his own mind.