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If only George W. Bush had 'vacillated' on Iraq

To the editor: Jonah Goldberg is wrong about so many things in his column that rather than a writing a point-by-point rebuttal, I'll employ the Socratic method and ask a few pertinent questions. ("Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State," Op-Ed, Sept. 15) How did it work when President George W. Bush boldly decided to plunge the U.S. into war in Iraq? How much in the way of unfunded costs were generated by that decision? How many innocent Iraqis have been killed because of Bush's lack of vacillation? How much of an analogy can be drawn between Bush's decision to invade Iraq looking for weapons of mass destruction and the tale of Pandora's jar and the...

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