Saturday, April 28, 2007

1. Invading Iraq: Not-So-Instant Replay

This has been a week of ruefully remembering how we got into the least-justified war in American history and the constitutional crisis we now face over getting out of it.

The air has been full of blame, self-pity and regret.

Bill Moyers’ “Buying the War” on PBS cites the failure of the media.

George Tenet publishes a memoir picturing himself as a victim.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin announces that in 2002 he knew the White House was concocting excuses to justify invasion but, as a member of the Intelligence Committee “sworn to secrecy,” he couldn’t tell the rest of us.

All very interesting, some of it even true, but to connect the dots, the weekend here will be devoted to trying to better understand how we got into this mess and what we might do to get out of it, starting above.

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