In some recent writings, Rich Lowry and Max Boot have announced that the MSM was right all along in claiming the war a disaster from the get-go. J.R. Dunn, writing at American Thinker, disagrees, and carefully explains why.
As for me, I was not a huge hawk at the war’s inception — that is, I didn’t lust after this war. I’ve always felt, however, that once you’re in a war you’ve got to fight it hard, or lose. Just as you can’t be a little bit pregnant, you can’t be a little bit at war.
I therefore side with Dunn in blaming the press for undermining the war effort by passing on every bit of enemy propaganda; making ill-founded, often inaccurate doom-and-gloom predictions; focusing obsessively on American failures and missteps, without expending equal energy on American successes; and trying to undermine internal American security programs.