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.