Friday, May 15, 2015

Jeb Bush Would Invade Iraq Again, Even Knowing What We Know Today

   Here's Beinart on it.
   Sure, he reversed positions as soon as he found out that people remembered how that is completely insane... But at least we know what he really thinks, despite his retraction. And that alone makes him unfit to be President.
   And it's hard not to suspect that a lot of the GOP secretly agrees with Jeb. And that's a very good reason to keep them as far away from the Presidency as possible... Congress, too...but that's going to be a lot harder...
   The reason politics is such bullshit is that people rarely have to admit error. Unless, y'know, it's some tearful self-recrimination about sex or something...
   Iraq is a kind of litmus test. If, in 2015, you still think that it was a good idea, then you are an idiot. It's kind of hard to even defend thinking that it was a good idea in 2002...but it's impossible to defend it now. There are a lot of controversial issues and close calls in the world of policy...Iraq is not one of them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As you correctly point out, it was quite obvious in 2002 that war in Iraq was a bad idea. Although he has since changed his position, Beinart was a war hawk at the time. He's tough to accept as an authority in this case.

9:07 AM  

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