David Brooks almost made my head explode this morning. It was an op-ed analyzing Prezident Bush's "decision-making character traits" or something.
He went on and on about the climate surrounding Iraq in 2006, how down on it everyone was, how the Democrats swept the midterm elections, how every single general and expert was saying to pull the fuck out, and how it was extraordinary that Bush went ahead with the surge.
And then he said, without so much as blinking, that the surge was totes successful and basically that the President's tendency to be a willful idiot (which Brooks more charitably characterized as "remarkably self-confident" and "deeply stubborn"), while perhaps somewhat...difficult in the past, was TEH ONELY THING OMGZ that led to our current shining success in Iraq. Did you know that butterflies fly out of people's asses over there now?
Anyway, I have no idea what he said after that because I couldn't keep reading the thing. The surge is a success? Are you flibbing serious?