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  •  I recall Grenada. (1+ / 0-)
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    My most abrasive (and one of my favorite, go figure) teachers in high school summed it up as "and they met us with some sling-shots, so it was fair." There wasn't any reason for that war, either, but I guess I'd give Reagan credit for small and showy. He didn't actually risk the whole armed forces on a nonsense war. We've had those in the past, and despite the immorality, they're at least vaguely understandable. I never really thought the whole Grenada thing had any basis under international law or, quite frankly, much of a basis in  national self interest. But it was small and easy and popular, so I can at least grasp at the reasonining. Whole different kettle of fish than the Iraq disaster that anyone could have seen would end in much the way it appears to be ending. The question now is how much of the armed forces do we wish to lose before leaving.

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