Catching Up With Kanan Makiya

In an interview with The American Prospect, liberal interventionist darling and Ahmed Chalabi lackey Kanan Makiya lets slip just how much he knows about present-day Iraq:

“Of course I still support the war,” he says with a pained expression on his face. “How can I not? I don’t know an Iraqi who doesn’t.”

The whole swig of ipecac is here, behind the Prospect‘s registration firewall (an endearing feature will have to consider if we don’t reach our quarterly fundraising goal). At least it ends on a hopeful – wildly, excessively hopeful – note:

Makiya has the courage of his convictions. Yet not all Iraqis, liberals, or European intellectuals share his view. In Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower, Zbigniew Brzezinski said the Iraq War’s “only saving grace is that it made Iraq the cemetery of neocon dreams.” It raises the question of whether or not this also the final resting place for the dream of liberal-interventionism.