By Con George-Kotzabasis
It’s mind “doodling” to see people with apparently political nous and historical knowledge to make Iraq into a negative in this argument. A lost cause prior to the Surge that was “miraculously” turned into victory, is considered to be a negative?
The strength of a nation, as of a person, lies not in being immune from making mistakes but in promptly correcting these mistakes and replacing them with correct policies. And this is exactly what the Bush administration did with the new strategy of the Surge in Iraq that won the war. What kind of alchemy, what intellectual legerdemain could turn this positive fact into a negative one?