Dennis Dale delivers a damning assessment of the Iraq war, saying what some of us have said in different places and at different times in one splendid tour de force of a blog post.  Here is an excerpt:

Some are already attempting to redefine success. “We got Saddam” is destined to become an ironic chestnut along the lines of “it only hurts when I laugh.” There isn’t a serious minded person left who doesn’t secretly wish we could put him right back, not in his spider hole but in the presidential palace. If only we could take a mulligan.  But there is no success to be rescued. There are no shining paths of glory before us; just darkened, uncertain escape routes.