French prime minister Georges Clemenceau nailed it when he said that war is a series of catastrophes that culminate in victory.

We look back on the wars we won and we fail to see that in almost all cases, the outcome was in doubt until very late in the contest. Peter Wehner draws on the history of the Civil War in this article to illustrate where we stand today in Iraq.

If you have wanted out of Iraq, do you still? If you supported seeing it through, do you still?


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