"The evidence Colin Powell presented to the United Nations — some of it circumstantial, some of it absolutely bone-chilling in its detail — had to prove to anyone that Iraq not only hasn't accounted for its weapons of mass destruction but without a doubt still retains them. Only a fool — or possibly a Frenchman — could conclude otherwise."And this:
In a post-Sept. 11 world, I thought the prudent use of violence could be therapeutic.Richard Cohen is still paid a great deal of money by the same money-losing entity to dispense foreign policy advice like this:
The Syrian situation is spinning out of control. The longer Obama waits to intervene, the harder it becomes to do so. More than 70,000 people have been killed. More than a million Syrians have become refugees. The suffering is vast and the consequences of inaction are catastrophic. The White House is coldly wrong. Obama didn’t misspeak when he said red line. He misspoke when he later suggested that he didn’t mean it.Self-proclaimed Washington Post "liberal" columnist Richard Cohen has yet to meet a war he wasn't willing to have some other American fight.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]