Perseverance in Iraq

When US soldiers extracted former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from his hiding hole outside Tikrit on Dec. 13, they also punctured a political argument that had achieved undeserved prominence. The argument assumed that ideologues in the administration of President George W. Bush had led the US into an inescapable quagmire in pursuit of an unrealistic vision. It concluded that the US should abandon Iraq at the first opportunity.To such thinking, images of the Iraqi tyrant wretchedly surrendering lend useful perspective.Doggedness ridiculedFor weeks, opponents of the invasion of Iraq had ridiculed the doggedness with which the administration stuck by its agenda. They portrayed the mission...

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