I knew Jacob Weisberg would drop one of the very best REFLECTIONS of all time. This is the guy who said people who voted against Bush in 2004 because of the Iraq war weren’t taking the threat of terrorism seriously enough.

This isn’t just a matter of fessing up to error. It’s incumbent upon those of us who blew the biggest foreign-policy decision of the past decade to try to understand our mistake — and to try to learn something from it.

Reminds me of that old hippie song:

To every season / turn, turn, turn / there is a reason / learn, learn, learn / learn from your mistakes and keep typing, typing, typing / you’ll always have a job / turn, turn, turn.

One theme that has emerged in this discussion is the hazard that those who wrongly supported one intervention will flinch too reflexively from another that deserves our support. I share this concern.

(My emphasis, because: LOVE.)

What? A wall? That you somehow get driven up? I don’t understand — you drive YOURSELF up the wall? Or does the essay somehow do it? Is the essay, like, a car? Huh? Wait, wait, why are you crying? Aren’t you excited to take a free trip up the wall???


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