DAVID BROOKS makes Michael Moore look terrible through the simple expedient of quoting him. "The standards of socially acceptable liberal opinion have shifted. We're a long way from John Dewey." Heck, as Andrew Ferguson notes, they've changed since the Clinton years.
Not even this alto believes that the Iraq war was brought to us courtesy of the Bush-Saudi oil-money connection. Not even the rosiest pair of my retro-spectacles sees prewar Iraq as a happy valley where little children flew kites.