Doyle McManus / Can the U.S. learn from the lessons of the war in Iraq? - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Doyle McManus / Can the U.S. learn from the lessons of the war in Iraq?

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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:01 am

Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain the invasion was a good idea, even though the premise on which it was based - that Saddam Hussein had acquired weapons of mass destruction - proved false, and even though the ensuing war claimed the lives of more than 4,500 Americans and an estimated 127,000 Iraqis.

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