His opening paragraph ...
Conservatives don't want to talk about it because, with a few exceptions, they think their job is just to applaud whatever the Bush team does.
Fair enough, but then this:
Liberals don't want to talk about Iraq because, with a few exceptions, they thought the war was wrong and deep down don't want the Bush team to succeed.
The latter, of course, is the defense that will be writ large by the Republicans as the entirety of their ill-conceived plan reaches the critical mass of complete failure. "It was because the liberals didn't clap loud enough".
Kiss my ass.
From its conception, to its planning, its selling, its implementation, reimplementation, redefinition, re-reimplementation, reorganinazation, and ultimate its retreat, this has been entirely a CONSERVATIVE PRODUCTION.
But here is a fact Tom. We liberals take no joy in being right, because you don't celebrate being right when its evidence is more than 1,700 Americans dead, tens of thousands wounded, as many as 100,000 Iraqis dead; with more than $300 Billion in costs eventually going down the toilet, and our Nation's reputation in tatters we liberals find little to celebrate.
No we get ANGRY!
Most simpletons would have difficulty conceiving this, which is why you may not grasp it. It is easier to hold faux victory rallies than to hold faux wakes.
It's hard to generate a lot of enthusiasm when you were right about disaster.
On the other hand it's easy to lie with a fake, happy photo op.
So for all these reasons Tom, FUCK YOU!