In Iraq, Foreseeable Costs Outweighed Likely Benefits
The Iraq War was a great, historic error.
Stating this bluntly is not a mere matter of antiquarian interest or settling scores. It is important because, sadly, many in our foreign-policy and political elite have not internalized this realization and, more to the point, what it entails. In fact, to the contrary: Many continue to believe that the maximalist, almost millenarian, foreign-policy vision that the Iraq War represented is the right one for America.