For no particular reason (except that TBogg likes picking on him), I want to go back in time and pick on the National Review's John Podhoretz who, if there was any real justice in this world, would never be able to live this down (emphasis added):
As if the “Destroy Iraq” chorus weren’t already singing loudly enough, Podhoretz the Lesser, writing in yesterday’s Post, calls for an “October Surprise,” that being, of course, the eagerly anticipated war against Saddam Hussein that President Bush now needs so badly to divert attention from financial scandals and an invisible domestic agenda.
“Go on, Mr. President: Wag the dog,” Podhoretz urges. “It would be good for the world, it would be good for America and it would be good politics as well.”
“You’re in some domestic political trouble, Mr. President,” he continues. “You need to change the subject. You have the biggest subject-changer of all at your disposal. Use it.”
Yes, you read that right -- back in July of 2002, right-wing neo-con and complete dumbfuck JPod was actually cheerleading Commander Chimpy to launch a military attack on Iraq to divert attention from his scandal problems. JPod's rationale? As you can read, "It would be good for the world, it would be good for America and it would be good politics as well."
So ... refresh my memory. How exactly did that military operation turn out again, John?