It is fairly easy to understand why the president’s supporters still attack the CIA with such vehemence. Pretty much everybody now sees that every single thing rightwingers said about Iraq in 2002 and 2003 turned out wronger than a Gigli sequel. Iraq had not a thing to do with al Qaeda. In fact, and this is not a small point, the two hated each other. The massive, terrible WMD programs turned out to be a couple of rusted mustard gas shells lost since the Iran-Iraq war. We failed to cow neighboring countries like Iran into submission. Now four years later, every sunny prediction by neocons and their online supporters has proven so off the mark that in retrospect their ideas (cakewalks, candy, flowers) seem practically demented. When you add it all together it seems scarcely possible for a group of human beings to be more collectively wrong about anything. Short of self-medication, the only way to escape a credibility crisis that deep is to pretend that everybody else was just as wrong as you were. Better luck next time, guys.This might be a good time to revisit the now infamous statement by neocon Bill Kristol on NPR in 2003.
"There's been a certain amount of pop sociology in America ... that the Shia can't get along with the Sunni and the Shia in Iraq just want to establish some kind of Islamic fundamentalist regime. There's almost no evidence of that at all. Iraq's always been very secular."And these certifiable nut cases who have been wrong about everything are still calling the shots. Think padded bunker.
~Willaim Kristol, April 4th, 2003