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Can GOP Reverse the Damage Done by Iraq?

Dyadd Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 4:11 PM
Nukes were not needed. Bombing a few bridges would have stopped the Chinese from decimating our forces in Korea. Far less would have been needed in Iraq or Afghanistan - both were previously pacified by relatively small forces using swords arrows and shields. The problem is not the weapons it is the will to win. It is illegal to win anymore - so we need to stop sending troops. And bring those we have foolishly committed home.

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...