Neocon Richard Perle Renounces His Role In Iraq War
Over the past few weeks, many Bush administration officials have begun rewriting history in an effort to burnish President Bush's legacy. Following suit, neoconservative war hawk Richard Perle has taken the opportunity to polish his own record during the Bush years -- mainly on Iraq.
In the latest issue of The National Interest, Perle devotes 4,600 words -- not to congratulate President Bush for invading Iraq -- but to wipe his, and the whole neoconservative movement's, hands clean of the whole affair. In the essay, he categorically denies that both he -- and neoconservative ideology in general -- had any influence on the Bush administration in its decision to go to war: