Finally, prominent journalists are calling the situation what it is without mincing words. Bob Herbert of The New York Times has written several courageous columns recently of the same ilk as Joel Brinkley’s (TNT, 6-29).
The war in Iraq was foisted on us by a naive, childish and arrogant President Bush and promoted by an evil, greedy and even more arrogant Vice President Cheney. The attack on Afghanistan post-9/11 was entirely justified, but the invasion that followed was folly in the extreme. We should have bombed the daylights out of Taliban positions and left with the warning of ever-increasing ordnance …