COBRA II….Andrew Sullivan tells us what he’s reading at the moment:
On the plane back from England, I tuck into Cobra II. I’d put it off, thinking it would be important but tedious homework….In fact, it’s a really riveting, readable narrative of the Iraq war….I haven’t finished yet, but already the evidence is simply overwhelming that this (in my view) noble, important and necessary war was ruined almost single-handedly by one arrogant, overweening de facto saboteur. That man is Donald Rumsfeld. It’s actually hard to fathom how one single man could have done so much irreparable damage to his country’s cause and standing; and how no one was able to stop him. He makes McNamara look inspired.
Hmmm. Sounds like I should pick up a copy.