The other day, we mentioned the stir former British Prime Minister Tony Blair created when he defended his decision to work alongside President George W. Bush on the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He asserted that the world is better off for the action.
Reader Jerry Galli writes, “I liked Tony Blair until he decided to follow Bush off a cliff to the war in Iraq. What more foolery is his attempt to justify the good over its enormous costs. Funding this war has led to a 13-year quagmire that has added trillions to the U.S. federal debt while greatly destabilizing, terrorizing and escalating the deaths in the region and around the globe, not to mention the military hardships of soldiers and their families for years to come and the thousands of civilians who are now homeless. For all our futures, we can no longer afford to justify the extreme costs of these kinds of military actions. We must find a better way.”
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