The soon-to-come loss of the Iraq war and the sooner-to-come execution of Saddam Hussein have inspired Josh Marshall's best writing
The Iraq War has been many things, but for its prime promoters and cheerleaders and now-dwindling body of defenders, the war and all its ideological and literary trappings have always been an exercise in moral-historical dress-up for a crew of folks whose times aren't grand enough to live up to their own self-regard and whose imaginations are great enough to make up the difference. This is just more play-acting.
The war had many motives, all of them bad. Among them was the determination of a churchmouse to play Churchill.