Pat Buchanan notes that the danger doesn’t end with Bush’s brain…but the bigger brains of neocons, who like Bush, find it impossible to learn from their mistakes or assume responsibility for this fine mess. Here’s just the summary part of his recent column…follow the link at the end to read the whole thing.
… Conspicuous by its absence from disparagements of the president by these deserters from his camp and cause is any sense that they were themselves wrong. That they, who accuse everyone else of cutting and running, are themselves cutting and running. That they are themselves but a typical cluster of think-tank incompetents.
No neocon concedes that the very idea itself of launching an unprovoked war against a country in the heart of the Arab world — one that had not attacked us, did not threaten us and did not want war with us — might not be wildly welcomed by the “liberated.” No neocon has yet conceded that Bismarck may have been right when he warned, “Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.”
“Huge mistakes were made,” says Perle, “and I want to be very clear on this: They were not made by neoconservatives. … I’m getting damn tired of being described as an architect of the war.”
Almost all the neoconservatives have now departed the seats of power in the Bush administration and retreated to their sinecures at Washington think tanks, to plot the next war — on Iran.
Meanwhile, brave young Americans, the true idealists and the casualties of the neocons’ war, come home in caskets, 20 a week, to Dover and, at Walter Reed, learn to walk again on steel legs.
for more, go here: http://www.creators.com/opinion_show.cfm?columnsName=pbu