The folks at the Center for American Progress, in their daily anti‐right email, wrongly call the Cato Institute conservative and wrongly spell our name CATO.
But what I find more amusing is that the email, prompted by Michael Steele’s confused remarks about Afghanistan and the reaction against him, is titled “The Right Wing’s Addiction to War.” They have a point. But who’s running the Iraq and Afghanistan wars now? Isn’t it the man who once said
I opposed this war in 2002. I will bring this war to an end in 2009. It is time to bring our troops home.
I was opposed to this war in 2002….I have been against it in 2002, 2003, 2004, 5, 6, 7, 8 and I will bring this war to an end in 2009. So don’t be confused.
The right wing may be addicted to war, but it seems to be a left‐wing president who’s on the sauce now. I look forward to seeing the Center for American Progress start asking President Obama when it will be 2009.