RESOLVING THE GOLDSMITH CONTRADICTION: “In sum, Goldsmith believes that the War on Terror has been hobbled by excessive legal constraints, but also argues that the Bush Administration’s response to the problem was both legally dubious and politically counterproductive. In my view, he is largely correct on both counts.”

That’s accurate. And I think Goldsmith is largely correct on both counts too. Plus, I agree with the commenter who says that The Goldsmith Contradiction would make a great Robert Ludlum title.