No I told you so’s

Washington Post
by Lynn Dukes

“Sweet vindication. Who wouldn’t want it? To be right. To be free of criticism and upheld by evidence, by actual proof, that one’s predictions about a controversial war were correct. It is the culture of this town — trafficking in rightness. People clamor day in and day out, in that polished and politic way of the Washingtonian, to be proved right. But on Iraq, the vindicated are pained. There is no gloating — not with thousands of people dead, Americans and Iraqis; not with the Iraq war precipitating an ongoing foreign policy crisis that has left the United States’ global image in tatters.For people who were pilloried, penalized or warned to be careful because of their opposition to a powerful president’s war, vindication is nothing to celebrate. It is a victory most bitter. ” (02/04/07)

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