Today at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Andrew Sullivan discussed his blogging — past, present and future — before a packed lunchtime crowd and it was Sullivan’s initial support for the U.S.-led invasion in Iraq that proved a prominent topic.

“I supported it like a teenage girl supporting the Jonas Brothers,” confessed Sullivan, who currently writes and blogs for The Atlantic. Sullivan would later admit that his support for the war was misguided and told the crowd that it wasn’t without its consequences.