The Flight From Responsibility

Okay, we’re all already accustomed to hawks’ blaming the opponents of their war in Iraq for the fact that their war in Iraq is failing. Now Brendan Nyhan catches Joshua Muravchik taking this in an innovative new direction — apparently doves are going to be responsible for the outbreak of the war with Iran that hawks have been agitating for. If only we would just give Muravchik’s demented pals in the administration a free hand to conduct policy according to their whims, then everything would be fine.