It was as if those in command at a fire scene had listened to a newbie who insisted that only one or two firefighters fight the blaze while the rest go across town to a building where there was not even a whiff of smoke.
With the diversion into Iraq came a betrayal of the unity that arose after the tower fell on 9/11, when the example of the firefighters and cops inspired us to answer evil with good and join together as we had not since Pearl Harbor.
We stood as one against a common enemy, but the IKEs of the Bush administration again said they knew better. They sent some of our finest, most dedicated young Americans into a fight that had nothing to do with bin Laden.
Just how little those Washington IKEs actually knew was spelled...