LISTEN TO ZBIG. Zbigniew Brzezinski, who people should have listened to before the Iraq War, had a great column on Iran in yesterday's LA Times. Brzezinski was one of a relatively small minority of recognized Democratic Party foreign policy experts who opposed the Iraq War in a clear and forceful manner, and I can't help but notice that, today, younger national security experts types who might be hoping for jobs in the next Democratic administration have been curiously silent on the leading issue of the day. This is really kind of unfortunate, since it obviously doesn't do progressives very much good to have a progressive foreign policy establishment if that establishment is too timid to address the big, controversial questions.

--Matthew Yglesias

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