I have seen a lot of reactions to any news coming out of Iraq, especially concerning the growing unrest there, that are dismissive at best. “I don’t care what these people do to each other.” “As long as no Americans were killed, so what?” Inevitably, those who believe that Iraq was a horrible misstep at best, somehow a malicious adventurism for no good reason by George Bush at worst, have to throw in the same tired talking points from the war’s most bitter opponents, many of which can be easily refuted or shown to be blatant hypocrisy with a few keystrokes. One such commenter referred to Iraq as an “infantile war.” (Go tell the families and friends of the men who died there that they died in an “infantile” war. I dare you.)
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