Brooks, Bush, Tolstoy

Maybe I misread David Brooks' column today. Several readers think I missed David's obvious point, which is that he agrees with Tolstoy, not Bush. Given everything I know about David's positions, that's a fair inference. But his soft spot for Bush and for national greatness is also part of the record. I do think David's column is devastating to Bush. It's one thing for Ron Suskind to find Bush aides claiming theological underpinning for the Iraq war. It's another thing for David to get Bush to say the same thing on the record. Anyway, make your own mind up. It was a memorable column.