The LA Times honorably tries to get Paul Wolfowitz, former deputy DefSec, to cop to his grievous errors about Iraq. In an email, Wolfowitz offers the Times his usual garbage-excuse on why he can’t talk about it:
The guy’s whistling in the wind, hoping against hope that the World Bank will somehow eclipse Iraq in the world’s memory of him. It won’t. We can chisel the epitaph now: “the Iraqis will welcome us as liberators”. Wolfowitz should take a cue from McNamara, and start apologizing now, not thirty years on.
And the LATimes should extend its expiation services to all the other leaders who helped drag us into this disastrous war. How ’bout some journalists?