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David Axelrod: Iraq War Worth It

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David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Obama, on Face the Nation:

SMITH: Were the lives, American lives, lost in Iraq worth it? Were the Iraqi lives worth it?

AXELROD: Harry, I think any time someone serves their country it — it is an honorable thing, a worthwhile thing. And the president said in the speech that Iraq is better without the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. So, yes, the answer to that is yes.

Was that the right choice to make at the time given all the factors involved? The president’s spoken on this. This has been a heated debate in our country, and I suspect it will be debated for some time.

How can one argue that the Iraq war was worth the cost, but that it wasn’t the right thing to do?


Written by Mike

June 9, 2009 at 10:26 pm