Beinart on Haditha

There's much in my friend Peter Beinart's HuffPo posting on Haditha that makes sense to me. My column tomorrow makes very similar points. And then I read the comments. Well ... go read them. They are of a piece with the many emails I receive from the anti-war left, who seem motivated entirely by hatred for the United States and pathological hatred of any of us who supported the Iraq war for principled reasons and have subsequently acknowledged our mistakes and errors of judgment. Between the malfeasance of this administration and the unhinged hatred that now roils far right and far left, it becomes ever harder to retain some sense of balance and judgment. I hope Peter is not discouraged. His voice and his book are part of the solution. Many of the commenters at HuffPost are still part of the problem.