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Echoes of Iraq war sound in 2016 presidential race
Echoes of Iraq war sound in 2016 presidential race

Every war casts a long shadow, from the heroism of the Greatest Generation to the dark ambiguities of Vietnam. It was inevitable, then, that the 2016 presidential candidates would be confronted with the war in Iraq. It was Jeb Bush's fumbling that pushed the issue to the fore. The former Florida governor spent several days last week calibrating and recalibrating a series of statements before flatly stating that, in retrospect, the war his older brother launched should never have occurred. "Knowing what we know now, I would not have engaged," the Republican hopeful said. "I would not have invaded Iraq." Bush's Republican rivals were quick to align...

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