Who Wrote This?
The one anti-war argument that, in retrospect, I did not take seriously enough was a simple one. It was that this war was noble and defensible but that this administration was simply too incompetent and arrogant to carry it out effectively. I dismissed this as facile Bush-bashing at the time. I was wrong.
UPDATE: Kevin’s got more questioning thoughts from unlikely suspects. This is starting to remind me of the five stages of response to a loss:
(4) despair, and
I’ve seen denial (We’ll find the WMD and they’ll give us flowers. They love us and we’re restoring electricity.), and bargaining (Hey, it’s not as bad as what Saddam did. Plus it’s only a few bad apples.) The writers Kevin quotes appear to be somewhere around the border between anger and despair. When acceptance comes, will it carry an endorsement of John Kerry?