‘Blood on My Hands’: Andrew Sullivan’s Iraq War Apology
The photo is one of the uncountable number of dead children whose blood he feels is on his hands, so graphic photo warning at the link.
Nostra Maxima Culpa
Rumsfeld and Cheney were great at projecting confidence, competence and management skills. And we were all still traumatized by 9/11 and grappling with how to respond to it. But we know now they were as terrified as we were, and their fear drove them to abandon restraint or skepticism or competent military and intelligence advice.
This feels like an academic debate. But it isn’t. I have blood on my hands. However many times I try to wash them, the blood will not come off.
Taking full responsibility, a rare trait among the former pro-war voices. Read it all.