The inmates at The Corner are noted for vacuous pomposity. But credit where it's due -- they may just have produced the most draw-droppingly least self-aware blog post in the entire history of this or any other Internet.
That would be this one, where they reproduce Rudyard Kipling's "Mesopotamia" as a means of Summoning High Moral Outrage at Barack Obama and Benghazi.
"Mesopotamia," as it happens, expresses Kipling's attempt to Summon High Moral Outrage over, would you ever believe it, a botched British invasion of Mesopotamia.
Alert readers will recognize that "Mesopotamia" is a region of the Middle East that is today known as "Iraq."
Perhaps... just perhaps... an irony may be herein detected. Could be!
Kipling is especially cheesed that none of the Imperial bigwigs responsible for the debacle ever faced sanction and indeed were determined to "thrust for high employment." A lamentable spectacle, indeed.
Further. The Benghazi outpost, one observes, was not part of a military incursion, but a diplomatic mission. Kipling, who was, of course, an imperialist and a swine, and a shitty, bombastic poet (AE was, characteristically, just too darn polite on this score), was chiefly cheesed that the Musselmen were not properly given what-for, which is to say, ruthlessly crushed. Draw your own conclusions about NRO sensibilities as regards the white man's burden and suchlike national imperatives that have long gone rancid.
My conclusion is, well, all the bad words I have ever used on this blog, times six. Or perhaps even seven.