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Obama was one of the few politicians back in 2002/2003 AGAINST invading....

Iraq. Think about that for a second. If Bush/Cheney don't invade Iraq, we're not out $4 trillion (and counting) dollars, hundreds of thousands of lives haven't been lost, terrorist groups like ISIS don't exist and the influence of bad actors Russia and Iran is not dominating and destabilizing the entire Middle East as it is today. You can justifiably second guess some of Obama's policy decisions in the Middle East like trying to end the war and pull out all the troops in 2009 when such a move was unfeasable given all the problems created by the longstanding and escalating religious civil war between Shiites and Sunnis. But more importantly, you have to give Obama credit for recognizing that getting involved in a ground war in Iraq was a bad deal for the United States and the Middle East. In retrospect Obama was on the right side of the worst foreign policy decision in our nation's history. I give him lots of credit for that second-level thinking and you should too.

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Posted: 01/03/2020 at 10:19AM


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