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On Balance, Was the Iraq War Worth It?

WRH Bill Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 3:29 PM
Follow-up to previous comment... Note I am not going all the way to the hard-left position and condemning the war as an evil plot by evil people for the purpose of obtaining oil or other war booty. I think that the invasion was basically well-intentioned but that, as so often happens, good intentions did not lead to good results. My view is not "Bush lied, people died", but more" Bush made a great big honking mistake and people died".

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...