Let us stop pretending that the Iraq War was the Worst Thing Ever.

Map of major operations and battles of the Ira...

Map of major operations and battles of the Iraq War as of 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This! From Moe Lane.

(Via Instapundit) This is a pet peeve of mine, and it got triggered by this otherwise not-as-bad-as-it-could-have been article on Obama’s Syria debacle (the NYT prefers the term ‘nightmare’):

American interventionism can have terrible consequences, as the Iraq war has demonstrated. But American non-interventionism can be equally devastating, as Syria illustrates.

Stop. Freeze-frame. Rewind.  Look at those two sentences. Also look at that word ‘equally,’ which means that the author of this piece wants his readers to conclude that there aretwo separate military situations here, each one of which was, well, equally disastrous.

But that’s not even remotely true. We have one situation here. To wit: from 2001 to 2003 the United States did some long overdue corrective actions in the Middle East.  First, we went into Afghanistan and broke the neck of the regime that hosted the group that attacked us on 9/11. Then we went into Iraq and broke the neck of the regime that had been an active danger to the entire region for the previous two, three decades – and that we had unfinished business with, too. Kind of important, that. After all of that we had an insurgency develop – which is something that happens when you occupy nation-states – and then we proceeded to beat that insurgency without resorting to the usual rule of slaughtering the population*.

Source: Moe Lane » Let us stop pretending that the Iraq War was the Worst Thing Ever.

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13 Responses to Let us stop pretending that the Iraq War was the Worst Thing Ever.

  1. the unit says:

    Nope it wasn’t. It was the ideas at Yalta opening up way to save the world by way of multi-what evers-seems muti-Grand Muftis now.
    i.e. bring it in…http://maxshores.com/the-amazing-story-of-kudzu/
    You can tell I tired of open anything anymore. lol

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    • NEO says:

      🙂

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  2. the unit says:

    I guess the mega blogs plenty busy today. Kinda quiet at the smaller ones I enjoy. I exhausted from revisiting all the memories of 9/11/01.

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  3. the unit says:

    Well of course they are still. Surely with your credentials you can figure a way to compensate them from your salary for their misfortune. But if you a progressive with your hand in my pocket, remember what Sharia law holds for pick pockets.

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    • the unit says:

      My comment was for John Doe, who has since been removed. Mine doesn’t make sense now. Guess he slipped by your filter in the wee morning hours.
      I’d hate any reader to think I somehow directing my comment to the post or the host. 🙂

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      • NEO says:

        Yeah, I don’t know how he slipped in either, but I realized that you were, so no worries, mate. 🙂

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    • the unit says:

      John Doe, I just ignore you because it’s not that you drank the cool aid, its you were hooked and not released. Or if emasculated yourself of the hook, your gills were damaged and you don’t oxygenate well anymore. It has the same endpoint, however and that’s where you belong, fish without O2 flops only so long. Then rots from the head first.

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  5. the unit says:

    Sentimental memories and demeanor of myself last couple of days makes humor hard to come by. But I have to cheer up the left. How about a come back by Anita Bryant. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      Indeed!

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  6. the unit says:

    Last comment at 5:55 above was meant for here.

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  7. the unit says:

    This windows 10 is doing it’s own thing as to organization. ?

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    • NEO says:

      Likely so ! 🙂

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