Radar magazine takes aim at people like David Brooks (above left), Thomas Friedman (above right) and Fareed Zakaria, wondering why they haven’t been held accountable for their spectacularly erroneous pre-Iraq war analyses. The magazine also recognizes those who got it right before the war, including Jonathan Schell, Scott Ritter and Truthdig’s own Robert Scheer.
Appearing on “The Daily Show,” Fareed Zakaria, the editor of Newsweek International, said Bush still believes his policy is working in Iraq and suggested that the president may be the last neoconservative left in power. When asked by Jon Stewart what role the president’s advisors might be able to play, Zakaria responded: “Without being flippant, I think maybe what [Bush] needs is a therapist.”
Fareed Zakaria, the editor of Newsweek International, a longtime supporter of sending more troops to Iraq, has called it quits. This is big. Like Tom Friedman, who jumped on the antiwar bandwagon in August, Zakaria was a relative moderate who made the war palatable to centrists.