Greenwald has a good catch that deserves to be teased out just a bit more. Sen. Kit Bond:
While I agree that we had the wrong plan for three years, we now have the right one, and the right man to lead it.
Whoa. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds to me like Bond just said that for four years he and all of the other elected, media and online war boosters were completely wrong when they argued that everything was under control, we had a great plan. By Bond’s own admission the warhawks had no real basis for telling folks like me to just stop all the damn complaining and let the misunderstood geniuses on top do their job. The war critics had it right. By any normal measure that would mean that war critics, having correctly perceived the situation four years before he did, have credibility on the issue and the war boosters do not.
Good to know. So why does Kit Bond think that we should listen to him now?