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4 thoughts on “Chicagoboyz Poll on Iraq”
It was the right thing to do, either way.
There are also comments on the polling results page and while I agree with everything BRD states, I cannot now agree it was the right thing to do. I support the effort now that we’re there and I think we have done a heckuva job and I think we should stay as long as it takes with as much manpower as is needed to finish the job as it should be. I also wish all concerned the best in the efforts.
Knowing what we know now: that there really was no plan for what to do after we kick Saddam’s a**, I have to say it was the wrong thing to do. I supported the war because of the arguments proposed by Steven Den Beste back in 2003(?). But I now think he, or rather, those arguments were wrong and I think Robert Spencer (from Jihad Watch) understands Islam and the Middle East better.
John, word. Very close to my own view.
Since we are in, we must get a win.
But we should not have undertaken Iraq, when we did, and in the way we did, or for the reasons we did.
Our soldiers have paid in blood to extract something like a win out of the shambles their leaders created at the outset. Thank God for the American soldier.
I don’t think it’s ever correct to judge decisions based on outcome (which is what the last two questions are asking us to do).
If we must know the outcome of decisions before we make them, then we will never make decisions because no outcome is 100% certain. This problem already afflicts corporate management. All decisions must be evaluated based on information we had at the time we made them.
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