WAR TORN….Sam Rosenfeld and Matt Yglesias have an article in the American Prospect this month called “The Incompetence Dodge.” Nickel version: the problem with the Iraq war isn’t just that the Bush administration carried it out incompetently. Rather, it was fundamentally impossible in the first place. It wouldn’t have worked no matter who was in charge.
Sam and Matt would like you to read it. I already have, and have a few pointed comments, which I will share later since I have to go run some errands right now. In the meantime, do two things: first, read their argument, and second, take a trip back in time and read Josh Marshall’s “Practice to Deceive” from April 2003.
I’ll have my own comments later today.