Did we learn anything from the destruction of Iraq? An anti-war movement doesn't prevent war, nor does it stop it once it begins. The only way to prevent the invasion of Iraq would have been to stop sanctions and get America to normalize its relation with Iraq during the Clinton administration. Let's not repeat the same failure and help destroy another nation in the Middle East.
Or else we will be only echoing Lee Bollinger from the Left on the eve of another catastrophe: "[T]o be clear on another matter -- this event has nothing whatsoever to do with" the Iranian people, "but only with our rights to . . . speak. We do it for ourselves" (24 September 2007).