Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

12 Jan 2007, 7:39 a.m.

Slap in the Face

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2007 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

The first post that popped up in my RSS reader this morning: Scott Rosenberg's "Bush exercises the Cambodia option in Iraq".

As of yesterday the Bush administration has definitively moved from the phase of "let's pretend to explore all our options honestly, given how badly things have gone" to the phase of "let's do everything we can to change the game with reckless expansion of the war that we now realize we've pretty much lost, so we don't have to admit that we've lost it."