So Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has admitted to “thousands” of “tactical errors” in Iraq. Big fucking deal.
On the face of it, this looks like the opposite of Dubya’s famous inability, during the 2004 presidential debates, to think of a single mistake he’d made. But really it’s the same thing. Until someone at the top of the Bush administration admits to an actual, specific mistake for which he or she takes direct responsibility, it’s just spin.