Roger Stone, the legendary dirty-trickster and apostle in the Church of Richard Nixon — seriously, the dude has a Nixon tattoo on his spine, whichI can personally attest is among the most painful places to be tattooed — is having some doubts about his role in electing George W. Bush president. Check out what he told the Daily Beast’s Benjamin Sarlin:

"There have been many times I’ve regretted it,” Stone told me over pizza at Grand Central Station. “When I look at those double-page New York Times spreads of all the individual pictures of people who have been killed [in Iraq], I got to think, ‘Maybe there wouldn’t have been a war if I hadn’t gone to Miami-Dade. Maybe there hadn’t have been, in my view, an unjustified war if Bush hadn’t become president.’ It’s very disturbing to me."

What do you mean maybe, you asshole? There isn’t the remotest metaphysical iota of a doubt that Al Gore would have invaded Iraq! Have you not noticed that your clients are practically bathed in blood? This is some kind of a surprise to you? You’ve made it almost 40 years in politics and you act like some kind of innocent?

Crossposted to The Streak.