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Can GOP Reverse the Damage Done by Iraq?

Phil Byler Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 7:55 AM
Remember the Reagan coalition? Social conservatives, economic conservatives and national security conservatives. So called smart prople seem intent on driving social conservatives and natianl security conservatives away from the GOP by advocating acceptance of gay marriage and wrongly blaming the Iraq War for GOP troubles. That's really, really dumb.

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...