April 16, 2009
On What the Neoconservatives Got Right
Matt Duss responds to my post from yesterday:
By offering democratic reform as a component to the war on terror, which many in the Muslim world see – rightly or wrongly — as a war against Islam, Bush alienated at the outset scores of potential reformist allies. By then promoting the war in Iraq as a showpiece for his broader agenda (”This could be your country! Who’s in?”) he discredited it even more.