Five years ago, conservative columnist David Brooks, then with The Weekly Standard, was beating the drums of war. Brooks bought into the Bush-Cheney hype about Saddam and his (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction hook, line and sinker.
Here's a succinct Brooks gem from those heady days of Neocon glory: "The president has remained resolute. Momentum to liberate Iraq continues to build. The situation has clarified, and history will allow clear judgments about which leaders and which institutions were up to the challenge posed by Saddam and which were not."
Today, with five years of history to review, Brooks might want to reconsider his pro-war position. Perhaps that's why Brooks, now writing for the New York Times, conveniently forgot to mention the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion.