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Iraq: The Writing’s On the Wall

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When John Derbyshire is saying this:

Well, I’m with Bill Buckley and George Will. This pig’s ear is never going to be made into a silk purse, not by any methods or expenditures the American people are willing to countenance. The only questions worth asking about Iraq at this point are: How does GWB get out of this with the least damage to US interests, and to his party’s future prospects? I wish I had some answers.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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  • Not that I disagree about what will or will not happen but Buckley was never an outright supporter of the Iraq adventure, George Will thought the mission was folly although he thought we would do better than we have, and Derb thought we should have gone in, deposed Saddam and, to paraphrase General Sherman, let God sort them out.

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