I believed there were weapons of mass destruction. I actually bought the argument that if we democratized Iraq, we could create a space for venting some of the stuff that’s going on in the Middle East in these autocratic regimes that is expressing itself through jihadism, because it has nowhere else to express itself. … I was wrong. And as a writer in a blog online, you have nowhere to hide. … I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t acknowledge I’d been wrong.
—Andrew Sullivan, celebrating his blog’s 10-year anniversary with an acknowledgment his support for George W. Bush’s Iraq war was a gross mistake [via; photo via]