The year was 2007. Americans were weary of the war in Iraq and pressures were mounting to bring our troops home.
The U.S. had stated the intent was to remove “a regime that developed and used weapons of mass destruction, harbored and supported terrorists, committed outrageous human rights abuses, and defied the just demands of the United Nations and the world.” The primary rationalization for the Iraq War was articulated in a joint resolution of Congress, known as the “Iraq Resolution” and had the support of Democrats like Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Harry Reid.
But the Bush administration struggled to produce the suspected weapons of mass destruction and the mission became increasingly clouded by the speculation of poor intelligence. Many began to challenge our motivation for remaining in the region. Although the United States had successfully toppled the ruthless regime…
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