Dick Armey is such a super guy. He's got more intellect that most of the Democrats in congress combined. And yet, he's a humble and soft spoken kind of guy.
Dick came out early against the war in Iraq. He's his own man and never follows the party line.
After a confrontive meeting with GW Bush, he agreed to attend classified briefings and learn the details of what the CIA knows. To his credit, he did that, and then he reversed his position. Give him an "A+" for being open minded and for his objectivity.
Dick Armey has now reversed his initial position. He now knows the facts re Iraq, and he's a big enough guy to admit that he was wrong.
That's quite different from most of the regulars on this site, who don't know the facts, and who wouldn't back down anyway.
Liberals are like that (shallow intellectually, and unwilling to face facts that go against their preconceived notions).