It's an awful thing to think, that things might have been better under a murderous dictator. But it seems to be accepted wisdom among the diplomats.
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Jeffrey Lucey's parents told me about the day he realized we would be invading Iraq. "He couldn't believe it," Kevin told me. "He said, 'Why Iraq?"
There's a great fundraiser happening tomorrow (Monday) in New York City. Jonathan Franzen, Ariel Levy, Colson Whitehead, Sean Wilsey, and Malcolm Glad...
How will we know when we have won? Will it be when things are as good as they were under Saddam Hussein? Or when it's possible for a foreign journalist to report from inside the country?
I applaud Rick Santorum on two points. First, for acknowledging that the reason we went to Iraq was to search for weapons of mass destruction.
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