“We can’t try to take over and rebuild every country that falls into crisis,” Mr. Obama said during his state of the union address last night. “That’s a recipe for quagmire, spilling American blood and treasure that ultimately will weaken us . . . It’s the lesson of Iraq.”
That is insulting to all who fought. What does Mr. Obama say to the families who lost a loved one: they died in a quagmire that weakened us?
The lesson of Iraq is that after American troops achieved stability, Mr. Obama quit, leading to a larger war and more American deaths.