Varifrank has an excellent post outlining what he’s learned from the war in Iraq. IMHO, the best one is
“The justification for going into Bosnia was the fact that Bosnia was in a full blown sectarian civil war and that we needed to stop it. The justification for leaving Iraq is that it is a full blown sectarian civil war and that we don’t need to stop it. Makes me wonder what the Bosnians had that the Iraqis don’t. Oh yeah, were still in Bosnia by the way… ”
Yep. Great idea when Clinton proposed it. It sucks when Bush does. Funny how that works out.