The Siren Song Of War: Why Pundits Beat The Drums For Iraq

Kathleen Geier writes for The National Memo: “Pundits like to imagine that they take political positions only after a careful consideration of the merits — listening to arguments, studying position papers, weighing the pros and cons, and coming to a decision. But politics is not necessarily so rational, and never was irrationality more plainly on display than in the months leading up to the Iraq War.”