The wrong war, for the wrong reasons: Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman is in the Herald Tribune today, a good read. He feels that the Bush administration is losing touch with reality – and is almost obsessive in its resolve to invade Iraq. He argues that this type of arrogance is what is turning the rest of the world against the US. He also points out that people within the administration are growing increasingly worried about Bush, and his alienation of his allies.

Bush is also oblivious to the economy: its stalling, and the budget deficit is exploding.

In conclusion he makes a perfectly reasonable observation: North Korea is the real problem, not Iraq.