May 23, 2015

MISREMEMBERING W:

How Republicans should respond to the Iraq question  (Michael Gerson, 5/18/15, Washington Post)

[N]o one would have supported the Iraq war if it had been known that Saddam had suspended his WMD programs. It was the prospect of proliferation that elevated Iraq above a containable regional threat.

So the proper answer for Republican candidates (no matter who their siblings might be) when asked if they would have invaded Iraq while lacking the main strategic justification to invade Iraq: Of course not.

Except, of course, that proliferation was not the centeral part of W's justification for removing a murderous tyrant, only of Tony Blai's argument to Labour and Colin Powell's to the UN. 

America's strategic vision has been steadfast for centuries and continually gets us into "failed" wars--any government that is not representative of its people is illegitimate.

Posted by at May 23, 2015 7:05 PM
  

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