On being wrong, on being Right, and on finding someone to blame

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Three from the Indy first:

Independent – NeoCon allies desert Bush over Iraq

Rupert Cornwell – At last, the warmongers are prepared to face the facts and admit they were wrong

Adrian Hamilton – You can’t vote for war and disown its results

And then this, which I tripped over a few days ago and neglected to blog:

Glenn Greenwald – Latest Iraqi war casualty — conservative belief in “personal responsibility”: Finally forced to accept the reality of their failure, war proponents have only two choices left: (a) admit their error and accept personal responsibility for their horrendous lack of judgment and foresight, or (b) blame others for their failure while insisting, in the face of a tidal wave of evidence, that they were right all along. Guess which option these Shining Beacons of Personal Responsibility are embracing? For the entire war, the Republicans controlled the White House and both houses of Congress. On virtually every matter relating to the war, the Congress deferred to the Bush Administration and “interfered” with nothing the Commander-in-Chief wanted. Bush followers have controlled every aspect of this war from start to finish. If they were looking for someone to blame for its failure, one would think they would look to those who controlled the war top to bottom, back and front. One would be wrong.

(See also: Talk Left – Pat Tillman’s Death: A Look Back in Time)

UPDATE – Make that four. Well worth the price of admission, this one:

Independent – Leading article: Now we need some straight talking from the politicians

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