Every once in awhile, you come across comments made by others with which you agree. More rarely, you come across an entire paradigm with which you agree ... such is the case with me and Norman Podhoretz.
"If you stipulate that everything people allege was a mistake in Iraq, even if you stipulate that they all were actually mistakes rather than judgment calls about which reasonable men could differ and could have had worse consequences if they'd gone the other way--even if you stipulate that all the critics are right, these 'mistakes' are chump change compared to the mistakes that were made during World War II by great leaders like Churchill and Roosevelt, and the lives that were squandered, thousands and thousands of lives uselessly squandered. . . ."
Couldn't have said it better myself ...