Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wolfowitz is back - and he still doesn't get it

JUST AS I believed that we had rid ourselves of Paul Wolfowitz's special insights into the invasion of Iraq, who should turn up on the NY Times' Op-ed page today but Paul Wolfowitz? . Wolfie was one of Donald Rumsfeld's honored tooth fairies in the Defense Department as we madly stumbled into Iraq. In today's column, he was full of advice on how to manage post-war Iraq. This is the same fellow who joined the Bush Administration in assuring all that the invasion was a walk in the park. While testifying in Congress in 2003 he promised that it would not be paid off in taxpayer dollars but rather by Iraq's huge supply of petro-dollars. It would be a relatively short war and we would be hailed as liberators. Did I say tooth fairies? Can't resist a rather belated but well-deserved Grumpy Abe Linguistic Lunacy (GALL) award to Wolfie.


Anonymous said...

Ah, the tender memories of all those sweets and flowers.

Grumpy Abe said...

The sweets and flowers were from Wolfowitz and the other Lotus-eaters - Cheney and Perle - who shared them with the American media. (Cheney didn't think that the conflict would last more than a month or two; Perle sleepily predicted that within six months there would a big plaza in downtown Baghdad named for George Bush.) .