Revisionist History: Antiwar Myths About Iraq, Debunked

Peter Wehner catalogues and debunks many of the myths spouted by the antiwar left. Whether you agree or disagree with the war in Iraq, I encourage you to give it a serious read. There are fair arguments to be made against the war, but many of those made in popular discourse are baseless. Maybe reading this article will help the war critics to strengthen their arguments by not basing them on these fictions.

These, then, are the urban legends we must counter, else falsehoods become conventional wisdom. And what a strange world it is: For many antiwar critics, the president is faulted for the war, and he, not the former dictator of Iraq, inspires rage. The liberator rather than the oppressor provokes hatred. It is as if we have stepped through the political looking glass, into a world turned upside down and inside out.

Go figure.

  • Revisionist History: Antiwar Myths About Iraq, Debunked (Wall St. Journal; free email registration may be required).

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