George Will Has A Question For Republican Presidential Aspirants

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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In his latest column, George Will poses this question to “Republican presidential aspirants”:

Given the absence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, and given that we now know how little we know about “nation-building” and about the promotion of democracy in nations that need to be “built,” and given that Saddam Hussein’s horrific tyranny at least controlled Iraq’s sectarian furies, and given that Iraq under him was Iran’s adversary, and given that 10-year wars make Americans indiscriminately averse to military undertakings — given all this, if you could rewind history to March 2003, would you favor invading Iraq?

It’s a good, if obvious, question — and I suspect you wouldn’t find a single Republican running for president who could/would give you a straight answer.