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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Ten years on, a question arises: Was Iraq war America’s biggest blunder?
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Peter van Buren, a retired 24-year-veteran of the U.S. State Department, offers an ANSWER to the question in the headline above:

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the invasion of Iraq turned out to be a joke. Not for the Iraqis, of course, and not for American soldiers, and not the ha-ha sort of joke either. And hereís the saddest truth of all: on March 20th as we mark the 10th anniversary of the invasion from hell, we still donít get it. In case you want to jump to the punch line, though, itís this: ...

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