This war

How quickly since the election the situation in Iraq has deteriorated!  There is now general agreement that we have lost – not misplaced, not failed, but simply lost – the whole venture.  Lives are wasted, a country destabilized, Iran emboldened, ground lost.  Events on the ground have raced ahead of Bush, the Iraq commission, and probably Al Qaeda as well.  This failure will set the US foreign policy back 20 years.  We Americans have delivered our enemies, such as they are, fodder for a thousand resentments.

May we remember this the next time.

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