Saturday, May 7, 2011
The Weekend Interview with Wolfowitz
This week's Weekend Interview in the Wall Street Journal is an interesting and recommended read. The WSJ sits down with Paul Wolfowitz, often deemed one of the architects of the Iraq War and the neocon movement. Wolfowitz discusses his thoughts on bin Laden, the Arab Spring, Iran, and Iraq. While at times critical of Obama - who had opposed Wolfowitz from his pre-presidential days - Wolfowitz is quite even-handed and provides insightful analysis on the Middle East. Most interesting is that he demurs on crediting the Iraq War for sparking the Arab Spring, arguing that "I think Iraq took so long and was so bloody and is still so uncertain that it would be hard to say that it has inspired people."