Even pro-war conservatives have finally come to terms with the fact that the Iraq War was a blunder.
Almost 3,000 Americans have been killed, along with several tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.
And the brutal fighting remains as deadly as ever – just Wednesday, another 10 young Americans breathed their last breath half a world away.
With the release of the Iraq Study Group report earlier this week, it’s even more apparent the Iraq War could be the costliest American mistake ever.
And through all this, President Bush refuses to acknowledge a mistake was made. Sure, he says a change in course may be needed, but he clings to the fundamental morality of something so clearly immoral.
And on top of that, he has irreparably harmed the credibility of our country.
For instance, the Iraq Study Group recommended that, given that Iran influences events in Iraq, it’s a good idea that the U.S. engage it and listen to its concerns.
And Bush has indicated that’s a possibility.
That would be a good thing, except for the fact that Bush labeled the country “evil” a few years ago.
Yeah, calling other countries names works well with the right-wing base, but when we crawl back to them when we realize we must, it’s just slightly humiliating to America’s image.
And that should infuriate every American, regardless of ideology.