John Hawkins debunks eight anti-war myths about the conflict in Iraq.
Meanwhile, Paul Mirengoff of Power Line analyzes another frequently uttered cliche: that “neoconservatives have hijacked American foreign policy“:
The neocons accomplished this, the theory goes, by selling their half-baked ideology to a president too unschooled, dim-witted, or panicked to resist it. Yet, as Charles Krauthammer noted in his excellent essay The Neo-Conservative Convergence, none of the president’s most influential foreign policy counselors–not Dick Cheney, not Donald Rumsfeld, not Condoleezza Rice–was considered a neoconservative prior to 9/11. Rice, in fact, is the prot