“Coming Late to the Table” by Bob Herbert:
May 31, 2008, 1:00am

Correction Appended
I guess it’s official now since we have a Bush administration insider, Scott McClellan, telling us that the war in Iraq was a monumental strategic blunder, and that it was sold cynically and deceitfully to a craven Congress and to a public still traumatized by the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Some of us already knew that, Scott. Some of us knew it at the time.
In his new book, “What Happened,” Mr. McClellan even tells us that wars “should only be waged when necessary.”
Gee, Scott, some of us have known that deep in our hearts all of our lives.
Even the most cursory reading of wartime history