With the ISIS-fomented sectarian violence in Iraq threatening to topple the al-Maliki regime, the architects / arsonists who created the web of lies that led us into Iraq 10 years ago are coming out of the woodwork to opine on what went wrong and next steps. Of course, they won't acknowledge their miserable failure and deceit that led to this point, and their enablers in the Beltway media won't bother pressing them on it. The clowns that were wrong consistently keep getting invited back to the talkfests. Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY), who voted against the initial invasion, was asked last night on "All In With Chris Hayes" if he'd been invited by the Sunday shows to talk about the current situation. He hadn't been asked, adding:
"Which amazes me why each and every time they go right to John McCain. I don't know when John McCain has had it right. Thank God the American people were smart enough not to elect him President of the United States. Why does the news media go to John McCain to ask him any time there's anything happening because you know he's going to be, 'go to war, send troops. It just doesn't make sense."In addition to Sen. McBitter, we're seeing failed nation-builder Paul "Bummer" Bremer, Paul "What Sectarian Problems?" Wolfowitz, McNasty sidekick Sen. Lindsey "Huckleberry Closetcase" Graham, and the usual chickenhawks like Wee Willie Kristol pop up to blame the President for the fiasco they created and justify to this day. Amazingly, they're treated as sage observers who have had a successful record in foreign affairs and national security, when they're anything but.
The best explanation of why the Beltway media continues to listen to them -- aside from the "both sides" disease -- is that they were complicit in selling the war and engaging in boosterism for years. Continuing to treat these bunglers as wise men is the Beltway media's way of absolving itself from that original sin.
BONUS: Here's Jon Stewart's masterful take on the "experts," including "Johnny 'Johnny Rotten Judgment' McCain."