Now He Tells Us

Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor for The Washington Post, has a reasonably perceptive column up following his meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Rice, he notes, is quite persuasive in terms of pointing out shortcomings of the old approach to Middle East policy. Her preferred replacement strategy, however, is shot-through with logical and factual problems and, in essence, stands no chance of working.

All fair enough. But so why has Hiatt spent the past five years supporting the Bush/Rice foreign policy and lashing out at liberals for being insufficiently enthusiastic about the blinkered pseudo-push for pseudo-democracy?