Ohhh, the perils
of the blame game
and, oh, the perils of not doing your homework.
After a few placid days, Andrew Sullivan is back banging the bells of recrimination
, laying a good bit of the blame for our recent catastrophes on the Clinton administration.
Sullivan, like other Clinton-haters, wants you to believe that we had a feckless, dilatory, and naive counter-terrorism policy under our former president and had to wait for the current crew to clean house, see the terrorist threat through the cold eye of realism, and act accordingly.
Which makes you wonder, of course, why the only big foreign policy player (beside CIA Director George Tenet) the Bush administration kept on from the Clinton team was Richard Clarke, head of counter-terrorism at NSC.
Can't have it both ways, can we?
Woe unto the world because of fatuous Karl Rove spin! for it must needs be that such spin shall come; but woe to that man by whom the spin is transmitted!
(Matthew 18:7 slightly revised)