Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Iraq war: Five years on ...

At the end of five years of a rather brutal occupation (that also saw the tragic loss of and the loss hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives), it has been raining columns and op-eds in the US media. Thanks to blogs and their well-earned reputation as a reputation-spreading engine, we need to read just two:

First up, we have John Cole's rather comprehensive list of things he got wrong in 2003 when he was "as big a war booster as anyone."

Then we have Jim Henley on "How I Got It Right: Looking Back at a Time of Justified Opposition to a Mad, Violent Enterprise."

There are no excerpts here because they just won't do justice to what they have written.