Vanity Fair‘s website is running interviews with leading neoconservatives who are trying to jump ship by attacking Bush as a nincompoop.
A few excerpts from the article by David Rose:
Richard Perle: “The levels of brutality that we’ve seen are truly horrifying, and I have to say, I underestimated the depravity.” Perle holds the President responsible.
Kenneth Adelman, another leading neocon, once said taking Iraq would be a cakewalk. But now: “I just presumed that what I considered to be the most competent national-security team since Truman was indeed going to be competent. They turned out to be among the most incompetent teams in the post-war era.”
Michael Ledeen, currently at the America Enterprise Insitute: “Ask yourself who the
most powerful people in the White House are. They are women who are in love with the president: Laura [Bush], Condi, Harriet Miers, and Karen Hughes.”