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Who lost Iraq?

Who lost Iraq? I think the Bush administration did, by launching a misbegotten preemptive war on false premises. Peter Feaver (full disclosure: an old and good friend, despite everything) doesn’t think so. And his former colleague John Hannah in the White House Fantasy League is winding up to blame Obama. I’m not throwing beanballs, Peter! ...

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Who lost Iraq? I think the Bush administration did, by launching a misbegotten preemptive war on false premises. Peter Feaver (full disclosure: an old and good friend, despite everything) doesn’t think so. And his former colleague John Hannah in the White House Fantasy League is winding up to blame Obama.

I’m not throwing beanballs, Peter! I’m just trying to call the balls and strikes. But of course the Bush adminstration always had a weakness for Curveballs. Back into the stockade, you two.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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