The Washington Post thinks that:
And that brings him back to Wolfowitz and his neoconservative allies as the root of the problem. "I don't know where the neocons came from -- that wasn't the platform they ran on," he says. "Somehow, the neocons captured the president. They captured the vice president."
The j0000000s jumped out of the shadows and planted a mindcontrol device on Bush. And Cheney too. ho hum
those damn "neocons" and their secret Protocols
they lied to us, they didn't "run on" a platform that we were going to be kamikaze-attacked and then invade Iraq 1.5 years later based on the ensuing change of political will.
Bush should have told us they were gonna do all that in the campaign (especially that kamikaze thing)! not to do so was Mendacious.
The article has more depth and seriousness than you give it credit for. A retired multi star marine corp general is not someone you should dismiss so lightly.
feel free to quote the part of the article that was good.
I'll go ahead & say this part was ok:
Likewise, he says, the goal of transforming the Middle East by imposing democracy by force reminds him of the "domino theory" in the 1960s that the United States had to win in Vietnam to prevent the rest of Southeast Asia from falling into communist hands.
Indeed. And, good! cuz what exactly was wrong with the "domino theory"? i think they misstate it here (we didn't "have to" "win" in Vietnam, holding the commies up there for 10-15 years was sufficient, it turns out). but properly understood, it seemed to be borne out, the Soviet empire splitting up and all *puzzled*
We want another frontpage blog. Now.
it's not my fault you don't live on the US west coast. it won't be midnight here for hours. also i haven't actually written any posts, and still have no idea what they will be about, so those hours are kinda important.