Andrew Sullivan makes this comment about former President Clinton:
Clinton is politically shrewd, whatever else you think of him. Far, far shrewder than the current political pygmies in his party.
He's basing it on the following quote by Clinton, and I agree with Mr. Sullivan's assement.
We should be pulling for America on this. We should be pulling for the people of Iraq. We can have honest disagreements about where we go from here, and we have space now to discuss that in what I hope will be a nonpartisan and open way. But this State of the Union deal they decided to use the British intelligence. The president said it was British intelligence. Then they said on balance they shouldn't have done it. You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president. I mean, you can't make as many calls as you have to make without messing up once in awhile. The thing we ought to be focused on is what is the right thing to do now. That's what I think.