And Victor Davis Hanson takes on the pundit class on Iraq:
Yet here we stand, a little more than six months later, with a country that was the worst in the Middle East evolving into the best. We are witnessing nothing less than the revolutionary and great moral event of the age, and when it comes to pass, a reborn democratic Iraq will overturn almost all the conventional wisdom, here and abroad, about the Middle East, the nature and purpose of war in our age, the moral differences between Europe and America and the place in history of George W. Bush.The elites think Americans have forgotten 9/11 and reverted to Clinton-mania. This next election will tell us just how shallow our citizenry has become....I think the pundits are in for a shock.
No wonder the current hysteria looks likely to increase in the months ahead.