There are a ton of angles concerning the mess in Iraq, but this is one I had not considered, from Slate writer William Saletan:
Read the full piece here: http://tinyurl.com/p2p3o2y
This is what I’ve learned from our invasion of Iraq: Though we may be the world’s lone Super Power, that doesn’t mean we have super powers. We have to be much wiser and skeptical before getting into complex situations, such as centuries-old conflicts and battles in the Middle East.
In 2003, I thought deposing a dictator was a good idea. In some ways, I still do. But how we affect such change matters, and going back into Iraq now seems foolhardy. Those who say our leaving in 2011 caused this and our staying would have prevented it are engaging in wishful thinking. Time to put such childish thoughts away.