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Obama and Iraq

Andy Busch looks at Obama’s opinion of the war in Iraq and and how he conflates the war with the occupation to suit his purposes. McCain should stay after him on this.  

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"Iraq became a central front against terrorism, drawing jihadists from around the world like moths to a flame. It was not the original intention of the administration to create such a front; indeed, George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld were slow to admit that a guerrilla war was underway. Nevertheless, the concentration of jihadists that resulted gave the United States the opportunity to inflict enormous harm on the worldwide jihadist movement. The U.S. armed forces have taken full advantage of that opportunity."

That last line is my favorite in the article.

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