"For people who were pilloried, penalized or warned to be careful because of their opposition to a powerful president's war, vindication is nothing to celebrate. It is a victory most bitter.
'Emotionally, it's a very traumatic and unhappy outcome.' That is retired Army Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, head of the National Security Agency under President Ronald Reagan. 'How can you be happy about being right about the disaster that's been created?'
It weighs on him."
Sunday, February 04, 2007