Iraq at 10

Today is the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, the most godforsaken foreign policy decision to come out of Washington in my lifetime.

The costs: 4,500 US troop fatalities, 130,000 civilians chalked up to “collateral damage,” and $3.9 trillion.

Did this war serve any compelling national interest? Are the people of Iraq better off? Were the costs America endured in blood, treasure, and lost liberties really worth the overthrow of Saddam Hussein?

These are really uncomfortable questions this country has to come to grips with.


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