Friday, February 22, 2008

Coburn's Iraq Flip-flop Makes the News

Sen. Tom Coburn raised eyebrows the other day in Muskogee when he admitted that the invasion of Iraq was a mistake.

It was a mistake, of course, but it's a mistake that the Bush Administration and its supporters can't admit. To do so would acknowledge the failure of the entire Neocon enterprise of the past seven years, policies that have undermined the war on terror and cost the nation the support of the world community.

More to the point, Coburn's reassessment of the Iraq war is at odds with his previous support for the war.

It's also at odds with the unfailing (and unthinking) war support of Oklahoma's other U.S. senator, Jim Inhofe, who wasted no time in taking issue with Coburn's new-found antipathy to the Iraq invasion.

Think Progress has a useful roundup of this story here.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

When Coburn was running for Senate, I was almost tempted (OK, not that much) to vote for him, because he would likely give his GOP buddies a hotfoot periodically.

Despite holding some wing-nutty positions, he has a kind of weird, cockeyed integrity (except for his rap about southeast Oklahoma lesbians--maybe that was just a hallucination.)