Columnist Richard Greene pleads that we stop blaming G.W. Bush for the Iraq war.
Since Bush was to blame, many of us won’t stop.
It was a “dumb war” not just because we attacked a sovereign country, not just because the war killed thousands of people, and not just because of the waste of money and material resources.
It was a “dumb war” because the U.S. was already in one questionable war and we didn’t have the resources or focus to succeed in two wars.
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Whatever Saddam Hussein’s shortcomings, our prior experience with Vietnam, Afghanistan and even the American Revolution should have taught us that you don’t win long-term wars against local patriots.
Although many of both U.S. political parties agreed, Bush is to blame because he championed a war based on misinformation and his “We’ll teach them” bravado .
Even worse, not only did we fail but as recent events continue to prove, we have made things much worse than they were previously.
We should not have broken a country if we did not have a viable plan to fix it.
What’s done is done, but don’t try to absolve the truly guilty.
— Larry C. Klos. Fort Worth