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Krauthammer on Clarke

Charles Krauthammer's latest column is, as always, worth a read. Here's my favorite paragraph:

What exactly was the failure? What was Bush supposed to do to prevent Sept. 11? Invade Afghanistan? Clarke has expressed outrage at Bush's preemptive invasion of Iraq. So: Bush deserves excoriation for preemptively invading Iraq based on massive, universally accepted intelligence of its weapons, to say nothing of its hostility and virulence; and, simultaneously, Bush deserves excoriation for not preemptively attacking Afghanistan on the basis of . . . what? Increased terrorist chatter in the summer of 2001?