Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Hell Hath No Fury Like A Neocon Scorned
I've got nothing against someone who changes their mind, hey, I used to be a liberal!
I read the article about Fukuyama in the NY Times magazine, and it talks about the moment when he decided that he had enough. He's at an event where the speaker refers to the Iraq war as an "a "virtually unqualified success." Everyone cheers. He thinks everyone around him is nuts.
But as Charles Krauthammer explains, that's not what happened. Not even close. The speech wasn't about Iraq. The only mention about the war was "it may be a bridge too far. Realists have been warning against the hubris of thinking we can transform an alien culture because of some postulated natural and universal human will to freedom. And they may yet be right."
And he should know, as he was the speaker at the event.
Please read Krauthhammer's take on the whole thing. It's pretty eye-opening.