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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Good War

Conventional wisdom this year has been that the Iraq war was horribly mis-managed. Randall Hoven, over at the American Thinker, points out that a lot of things went right, amazingly so.

Read it here.

He's right. Critics of the war on terror tend to measure events against an ideal rather than a historical standard. A realistic analysis would show that the current conflict ranks among the best fought, best planned, and best executed efforts the United States has ever waged; that conditions in Iraq, bad as they have been, are far better than they were under Saddam; and that far from being a disaster, the situation in Iraq has been far less destructive than it might have been or was predicted to be.