Enough already! Let’s just agree it’s everybody’s fault. Bush shouldn’t have gone into Iraq and Obama shouldn’t have gotten out. There is plenty of blame to go around for past mistakes, but we are where we are and the question now is, what do we do?
I don’t agree with either proposition. Iraq was a perfectly sensible move – as the opening engagement of a war designed to destroy those regimes that supported terror against us. Bush’s mistake was not in going in, it was in not leaving after destroying Saddam’s regime and going after Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.
Obama’s departure is also perfectly sensible, once it becomes obvious that we have no reason to be there other than the hideous botch known as the Democracy Project, for which almost no Americans are willing to sacrifice American blood and treasure.
BTW, this is coming from Fox News, which never mentions that Saudi Arabia is the primary driver behind Sunni terrorism. I wonder why that is?