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Acknowledging mistakes in Iraq would prevent repeat

For better or worse, the Vietnam War proved itself to be a learning experience for Americans. In many respects, President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq was an even greater catastrophe — one that is even less morally and intellectually defensible. And yet, as a nation, we appear to have learned virtually nothing this time around.... Read more»

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SO much worse than Vietnam:
(1) For starters more US soldiers died in the Gulf War than in Vietnam.
(2) Just as when Sadam was here, Iraq is still a bitter enemy requiring ongoing military intervention.
(3) The Iraq war campaign resulted in a stalemate like Vietnam.
(4) Since Bush, there are even more Arab nations threatening the United States because they were emboldened by our failures in Iraq.
(5) The United States has been subjected to more attacks of greater scale than the September 11th. This is the result of Arab nations ceasing to cooperate with the US in tracking down terrorist cells.
As you can obviously tell, each statement above is making a sarcastic point—the exact opposite is true since Bush.
What alternate history did you come from? Liberals entirely lack true as their context.  It’s all about agendas and undermining the reputation of Conservatives.

I bet the only comeback you’ll have is strictly ad-hominem—“didn’t spell things right,” “must have a shrine of Bush in your house,” etc.

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