Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Conservatism and the limits of power

"It is not perverse to wonder whether the spectacle of America, currently learning a lesson - one that conservatives should not have to learn on the job - about the limits of power to subdue an unruly world, has emboldened many enemies."

-- George Will in The Washington Post, responding to Condoleezza Rice's characterization of the charge that the U.S. quagmire in Iraq has led to the current Middle East conflagration. She says that charge is "grotesque."