Archive for January 31st, 2007

Consensus on Iraq?

Jan 31, 2007 in Iraq, Politics

A reader writes to my darling Andrew Sullivan, who regular readers know I have a (big)love/(smaller)hate relationship with (if only it could be reciprocated, even were that to involve slightly modified proportions):

I think there may soon be a temptation, if there isn’t one already, for ex-hawks to fight over who turned against the war too soon, who turned against it too late, who turned against it for bad reasons, etc. I think we’d be much better off putting that aside and focusing on what we can do to save lives in Iraq, and what we can do to make sure we don’t make a mistake remotely like this again in our lifetimes.

Ah, but they’ll all agree that those who called foul on Iraq well before the war began must not be given credit.

Andrew’s mea culpas lose a lot of weight (but not all) given his insistence on smearing those who stood up against Bush and the GOP in 2002/2003.  Given that, it would be only through dumb luck that he and his regretful chums could hope to not make the same mistake again.

-jb