Neocons like Perle won't learn until the neocons stop liking hearing themselves talk and speculate about how easy it is to civilize the middle east.
Mr. Ismay (owner of the White Star lines) pushed the Titanic's Captain Smith into reluctantly lighting the last two boilers and plunging full speed ahead into the ice field. Ismay made it into one of the lifeboats, and lived the rest of his life in seclusion. If Vanity fair had interviewed Mr. Ismay, he would have known better than to say one word that could be interpreted as criticism of Captain Smith. In 7 years when Iraq settles down, Perle will be taking credit for his wise advice to Bush.
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MzgxYzUzYmRlNjhmNzMyNjI2MDM4YmRjNTFhODA4MGQ= If you read this, you will see that David Rose a British journalist known to those interviewed, is a supporter of the war whose interviews were misused by the editors who also broke his pledge to them to hold this until after the election so that nothing said would influence it.