Reference: New York Times
- Paul Wolfowitz doesn't seem like a zealot
- he is patient, logical, respectful and soft-spoken
- but he has a missionary's optimism about America's
ability to build a better world
- has an activist bent
- he sees trouble coming before others do
- doesn't want to stand by while bad things happen
- and thinks about the cost of not acting
- Wolfowitz was sympathetic to the war in Vietnam
- later, he accepted that it was a case of overreaching
- for Colin Powell, Vietnam is the prime example of good
intentions gone wrong
- Wolfy was an architect of the Iraq War.
- could we predict from his activist orientation and optimistic
perspective the likelihood of over-reaching?