23 Mar. 2008

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Five years of talking. You would think the anti-war activists would have run out of things to say, wouldn't you?

But even the talking produces new revelations, like how much basic common sense has been lost in all the endless dialog. Stephen M. Walt's plain-talking is refreshing:
A smarter occupation would not have produced significantly better results... The key mistake was the initial decision to invade, the subsequent errors merely made a bad situation worse.