Mark Zaccaria on War & Peace
A: We should win them, and then leave. Here's how: we should do it just like we did in Germany, Japan, and South Korea. You could argue that it took America fifty years to change the cultures of those three former adversaries. By putting in that time and effort, though, we forged three staunch allies and trading partners. That's the model we now have to follow in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I think the war in Afghanistan was an appropriate response to the attacks on 9/11. What diverted our attention and our resources in Afghanistan was the invasion of Iraq. It's a mess, but it is our mess. In the wise words of Colin Powell, we broke it so we own it. Do I wish we had never undertaken military action in Iraq? Of course. War should always be the absolute last resort.
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