Not the Shorter Steven den Beste
I have no intention of restarting this on a regular basis, but simply wished to point out that, although he functioned for me in those heady pre-Gulf-war days as a touchstone of extrapolative lunacy (anyone remember “The French are now active co-belligerents”? How about “Islamic revolution in France is at our door”?), it is noteworthy that this is as close as SdB has come to the various rationalisations for the “missing 25,000 litres of anthrax/Vans-O-Doom” issue, and it’s not really all that close. In all honesty, the fact that the proprietor of USS Clueless has chosen to simply let the issue drop rather than start spinning crackpot theories at ninety to the dozen is a tribute to his (to coin a phrase) intellectual honesty and a pretty damning indictment of almost everyone else’s. In recognition of this achievement, I have decided to spell his name correctly for once.