Iraq? Who Cares! Say, Is Your Mom Jewish?

Jim Webb's Iraq argument is flawed, but what scenario isn't? It should be the centerpiece of a serious national debate. But we remain a nation befogged by affluence and voyeurism

When he talks about the war in iraq, Jim Webb—the Democrat running for the U.S. Senate from Virginia—likes to paraphrase Dwight Eisenhower on the war in Korea. "Anyone who tells you we can set a timetable for withdrawal doesn't understand war," he says. "And anyone who says that nothing can be done to speed a secure peace doesn't understand America." Yeah, but America is a less disciplined place than it was 50 years ago, and speeding a secure peace requires some focus from a country—and an Administration—that...

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