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Help this journal has fallen down and can't get up - Politics again!

Slate Magazine has been running a pretty interesting series. They are asking people who supported the war 5 years ago, upon retrospection, what is it they got wrong (if anything - Christopher Hitchens - "How Did I Get Iraq Wrong? I didn't." - continues his hard-line stance).

The entry from Andrew Sullivan was magnificent.
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I know our enemy is much worse. I have never doubted that. I still have no qualms whatever in waging war to defeat it. But I never believed that America would do what America has done. Never. My misjudgment at the deepest moral level of what Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld were capable of—a misjudgment that violated the moral core of the enterprise—was my worst mistake. What the war has done to what is left of Iraq—the lives lost, the families destroyed, the bodies tortured, the civilization trashed—was bad enough. But what was done to America—and the meaning of America—was unforgivable. And for that I will not and should not forgive myself.

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