Friday, March 14

I'm not always a big fan of Hendrik Hertzberg, the New Yorker critic, but his latest piece on war with Iraq (no pun intended) is one of the most even-keeled and accurate accounts I've read in a long time. The question he builds to, "Even among those who believe that an invasion of Iraq, sooner or later, cannot be avoided, some are asking, Where is the Administration’s wisdom, its sense of diplomatic touch, its Great Power modesty?" seems to be the crux of the world's disillusionment with the U.S.