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Agreed: the Iraq war was a disaster

Posted by EthanEdwards on Tuesday, September 04 2018 at 7:25:25PM
In reply to It goes further posted by Hajduk on Tuesday, September 04 2018 at 6:23:33PM

Whether or not there were WMDs is a dichotomic variable. Yes or no. 1 or 0. It's not a matter of opinion. It's a fact either way.

What? What is true and what people believe to be true are different. There was a difference of opinion on whether Iraqi WMD was true or not, when people did not have all the evidence. I'm not saying it was somehow both true and false in reality. Did Malaysia Airlines flight 370 crash due to ill intent or was it entirely accidental? It's one or the other, but no one knows for sure. There's a difference of opinion.

After hundreds of Americans and allies, and thousands of Iraqis, were killed, injured and displaced

I marched in opposition to that war before it started. I argued we had no right invading even if they did have weapons of mass destruction. It may be the single biggest "unforced error" ever made in US foreign policy. I have nothing to say in favor of it and never did.

What I thought we were talking about was whether the media was part of a conspiracy to lie to us. They weren't.

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