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TNR on Going to War With Iraq
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An interesting and thoughtful retrospective on the decision to support the Iraq War, from the editors of The New Republic.

This magazine supported the Iraq war for two reasons, one primarily strategic, one primarily moral. The strategic reason was simple: We considered war the only way to ensure that Saddam Hussein never acquired a nuclear weapon.

(after enumerating incorrect estimates and assumptions about Iraq's weapons capabilities...)

But, if our strategic rationale for war has collapsed, our moral one has not. In the '90s, this magazine supported military intervention to prevent slaughter in Bosnia, Kosovo, and (unsuccessfully) Rwanda.

I agree with most of their thoughts. Go read it all.

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