The Iraq War officially began on March 20, 2003. On March 28, 2003, I wrote a very lengthy entry in my journal, hashing out all my feelings after the first week of the war and talking specifically about the very widespread (at 93%, it was almost universal) belief at the time that Iraq had those pesky WMD's.
Here's what I wrote:
Why do I feel like the lone voice of reason in a vacuum of insanity? Is the whole world insane, or am I the one who is crazy? It’s an interesting question, and with each passing day, I get
further away from knowing the answer...I mean, clearly, there are plenty of anti-war people out there who would agree with every word I've written tonight, but they are a small few. Is it possible that the vast majority of Americans are just wrong on this count?
Deep down, I believe yes. And I believe time will back me up on this. This war is wrong, our reasons for being involved in it our wrong, our justification for it is wrong, and I believe history will show it to have been a big mistake for this country. I do not believe much, if any, good will come from this war. Sure, we will probably get rid of Saddam. But you can’t bomb people into democracy...
I guess we’ll see in another ten years whether you should call me Nostradamus.
I don't want to say "I told you so," but....