Neocon war advocates including Kenneth “Cakewalk” Adelman concede the Iraq War is a disaster, blame Bush’s incompetence. This is what it comes to. We’re all supposed to believe that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Steven Hadley, Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, etc., etc., etc., are just random freaks of nature. Nothing they or their other subordinates have done in office or the fact that everything they’ve done has worked out terribly is in any way supposed to reflect on the wider conservative movement.
Suffice it to say I find this all very unconvincing. These guys aren’t repentant hawks, they’re in denial.