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Can GOP Reverse the Damage Done by Iraq?

Dyadd Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:57 AM
When the other side surrenders, armed resistance stops, and the clear objectives of the victors are realized victory has been achieved. The South surrendered and was occupied, the slave system was destroyed, and the slaves freed. The South was reincorporated into the Union and it's men have fought for the Union in every war since the fall of the Confederacy. Total war, followed by total victory.

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...