Letter: The Iraq quagmire
It is little satisfaction, but those of us who opposed the U.S. occupation of Iraq predicted exactly what is happening now.
We said that however we prolong the occupation, whatever we expend of our treasure and our treasured service personnel, when we leave, the inter-sectarian antipathy inherent in the Iraqi population will erupt and tear the country apart.
Now, roughly a trillion dollars and 4,000 U.S. lives later, exactly that is coming to pass.
What do we learn from this catastrophic mistake? When will we ever learn?