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On Balance, Was the Iraq War Worth It?

HermanBB Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:00 PM
I honestly believe the main reason people still support the Iraq war is because they don't want to admit how mind boggling wrong they were about supporting it in the first place.
Corbett_ Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 2:17 PM
Herman:

I think there is another factor too -- partisan politics. A REPUBLICAN started the Iraq war and to admit that it was unjustified would be to admit that the GOP is not infallible. In this age of Obama, many Republicans are loathe to do so.
cchuba Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:30 PM
Oh, and Ron Paul is an absolute saint. He has had to put up with insult after insult from these buffoons for decades on end and through it all he has been an absolute gentleman about it.
Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:50 PM
I agree completely on that.
cchuba Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:29 PM
You are absolutely correct and I also find this the most distressing truth about this whole subject. When there is a huge and obvious mistake, I respect people who change their minds, or at least blink instead of circling the wagons. This type of mentality drives me crazy.
HermanBB Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:36 PM
To ccuba

The late William F. Buckley, George Will and Bill O'Reilly admitted their support for Iraq was a mistake but Townhallers won't.

Ten years ago this week, the United States led an invasion of Iraq with the explicit purpose of overthrowing Saddam Hussein. The preceding months had been filled with vehement protests against the impending war, expressed in editorials, in advertisements, and in rallies so vast that some of them made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. With so many people against the invasion, who supported it?

Well, if you were like the great majority of Americans – you did. In February and March 2003, Newsweek's polls...