Thursday, February 01, 2007

What to Tom Friedman and Henry Kissinger have in common?

They have been all over the map on Iraq.
You may read Kissinger as warning against invasion (Chicago Tribune, 2002), supporting invasion, arguing the Iraq occupation has been a failure, arguing that it has been a success, supporting the Iraq Study Group (ISG), supporting Bush's push-back against the ISG, then proposing many of the core elements of the ISG himself. His pervarication, often cloaked in opaque phrases, lacks the touch for metaphor that is Friedman's trademark, but taken as a whole there are enough Friedmans and Kissingers to form a very bad football team.

Dana Milbank - Wherever a Senator's Question Leads, Kissinger Gamely Follows -

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