Unfortunately what we're getting from the right, or at least some on the right, is the ridiculousness of today's editorial on the Wall Street Journal editorial page, which essentially argues that it's all the State Department's fault. Where we went wrong, they say, was in not turning the place over to Ahmed Chalabi in the first place.
This really is the ultimate articulation of the Chalabistas' trinity of accountability, responsibility and blame ...
Neocons come up with the harebrained idea. The US Army takes it on the chin. And the CIA, the State Department, the Democrats, miscellaneous foreign moderates and other deviants get saddled with the blame.
A nice division of labor, ain't it?
Everyone needs to lend a hand to figure out how to prevent a descent into catastrophe. But first there's got to be some accountability, a threshold recognition that the people who navigated us into this mess aren't the best suited to help us find our way out of it.
Telling us we didn't give them enough control over things the first time isn't a particularly convincing response.
-- Josh Marshall
What should the Dems be advocating on Iraq?