The Washington Post ran an editorial on Thursday, March 20, 2008, that made the case that the two Democratic contenders' views on Iraq are as equally mistaken as George W. Bush's views. On so many levels, this editorial was very offensive.
First of all, it does a very large disservice to Senator Barack Obama, who, unlike the editorial staff of the Washington Post, was right about the fact that the Bush Admnistration didn't make the case for war back in 2002.
Second, after being wrong on almost everything that they have written about this war, we are to assume that when they write that withdrawal would be a disaster for the U.S., we are now to believe that they are right? Where is the evidence that they are right? Where is the evidence that withdrawal from Iraq would harm American security? Does such evidence come from the same people who told us before the invasion that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction or that we had to worry about mushroom clouds over our cities?
The Washington elite, which includes Fred Hiatt, editorial director of the Post, backed this war, were cheerleaders for this war, and now don't want to admit that they were wrong. Well, here is our question for these so-called "experts": How many more thousands of Americans have to die, or be wounded, before you are willing to admit that you were wrong? How many more billions have to be poured into Iraq before you admit that you were taken in by Bush and his lackies? The blood of the Iraq War isn't just on the hands of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. It is also on the hands of synophants like Hiatt who are not now, even after five miserable years of war, willing to admit that they were, and are, wrong about Iraq.