Sometime after the Iraq War, I remarked to a friend that everyone who supported that war should be hounded from political life. He responded, “That would mean about half of Democrats and most Republicans would be disqualified.” To which I replied, “How is that a bad thing?” Which brings us to Elliott Abrams.
Elliott Abrams lied to the elected representatives of the American people in order to cover up war crimes in service to the failed ideology of the domino theory.
This was a fundamental moral and intellectual failure. There is no path to redemption, certainly professional redemption, from that.
There is no balm in Gilead to heal that sin sick soul.
Those who defend him are, in one way or another, corrupt and deserve nothing less than condemnation.