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Can GOP Reverse the Damage Done by Iraq?

Darkness Fish Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 8:18 AM
The lies about the Iraq war stood because they were never effectively countered by the Bush administration. It also didn't help that we tied one hand behind our back and put a patch over one eye to win over Iraqi hearts and minds (remember Muqtada al Sadr?) that caused the war to drag on a lot longer than it needed to.

Is the Iraq war to blame for the mess we are in?

Now, I should qualify that question by explaining "mess" and "we." By "mess," I mean the dawn of Barack Obama's second term, the predictably catastrophic rollout of Obamacare, the exploding debt and deficit, the stimulus boondoggles, etc. By "we," I mean conservatives (particularly those, like me, who supported the war), but also anyone else who doesn't think Obama has done a bang-up job.

There seems to be a growing consensus that the answer to that question is "yes." In a recent column, the Washington Examiner's Philip Klein writes, "It's...