CLASSIFYING THE LIES….What’s all this talk about “technical lies” over at Yglesias’ site? Matt wants credit for pointing out a few weeks ago that this has become a mainstay of the Bush administration, and now Paul Krugman apparently wants credit for writing a couple of throwaway sentences about it last year.

Gentlemen, please. There’s no need to argue. It’s clear that the primary credit for explicating this thesis belongs to….me.