'His usual state of denial'
Charles is once again blaming the Iraqis
for the mess in Iraq. The column fits nicely with Josh's observation
that staunch backers of the war are now fingering the American people and Iraqis for the disaster. He forgot to mention the media. The American people, Iraqis and the media. Hmmmm. Does anyone else share responsibility for Iraq? Can't think of anyone. Nope. Not really. I'm still scratching my head.
... I liked this graf from Josh:
I know there are a lot of people who either think that Iraq was a doable proposition that was botched or a project destined for failure no matter how it was handled. There are, needless to say, fewer and fewer in the former category. And I'd basically class myself in the latter one, if pushed. But both strike me as needlessly dogmatic viewpoints which make it harder to learn from the myriad mistakes that were made while telling us little about how we extricate ourselves from the mess.
I'd now class myself in the latter category too, if pushed. ... FYI: I backed the war, reluctantly so, due to the now discredited WMD argument. There are days I feel like putting a paper bag over my head for doing so. But paper bags, denials and blame-game arguments won't help at this point. ...