Gene Healy on America's Drawn Out Iraq Blunder


White House

Now's not the time to re-litigate the Iraq War, we're told — mostly by people whose bright idea it was in the first place. If we "spend our time debating what happened 11 or 12 years ago," says former Vice President Dick Cheney, we're "missing the boat." Contra Cheney, argues Gene Healy, it's important to examine our past mistakes, lest we get snookered into repeating them. Going back 11 or 12 years isn't enough — it's past time to reevaluate the Gulf War of 1991, the "famous victory" that helped get us into this mess.