Nothing succeeds in Washington like being tougher than the next guy. And woe to those who express doubt… the Times quoted retired Admiral Dennis Blair, the Obama Administration’s first director of National Intelligence, who was replaced after just sixteen months on the job, as saying that the drone and predator strikes were talked about as “the only game in town”—in a way that “reminded me of body counts in Vietnam.” Vietnam. And Iraq, and Afghanistan. We have a lot of anniversaries to forget.
|—||Seymour Hersh, “Iraq, Ten Years Later: What About the Constitution?” The New Yorker (via nickturse)|