Monday, October 01, 2007

Focus on stopping Iran war

Have you ever noticed that the people who were utterly wrong about the war in Iraq during the build-up have not been drummed out of the pundit corps or even confronted from time to time on how they managed to get things so tragically wrong, but are still treated with respect and taken seriously? How Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes and Tom Friedman and a bunch of others can look at themselves in the mirror is beyond me.

Meanwhile, whose who got it right are still relegated to the margins of "respectability." One of those was Scott Ritter, the former Marine and former UN weapons inspector who kept warning against the war and predicting weapons of mass destruction would not be found. He may have other problems, but he was more right than almost anybody. Scott is worried about Iran now, convinced the Bushies really want to start a war, and he counsels the antiwar mopvement to focus there, especially since there's little chance of affecting the course of the war in Iraq until after the 2008 election.

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