IS OLIVER WILLIS CHANNELING STEVEN DEN BESTE? Well, not exactly, but he has posted an uncharacteristically long and thoughtful essay.

I’m still on my first cup of coffee, so I’m not going to respond at length. But I will note that Oliver suggests that Bush has “goaded” America into war. As I’ve noted before, though, this is the slowest rush to war we’ve ever seen. And wasn’t it considered heroic executive leadership when FDR “goaded” the country into war?