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Up is Down, baby! AP Headline: "Cheney: Weapons Report Justifies Iraq War." So, it is only thanks Mr. Bush's decision to invade that we can now have

Up is Down, baby!

AP Headline: "Cheney: Weapons Report Justifies Iraq War."

So, it is only thanks Mr. Bush's decision to invade that we can now have the certainty we do about how wrong he was about Iraqi WMD.

Similarly, Bush's decision to invade has gained us invaluable new insights into urban guerilla warfare and how badly an occupation can go wrong.

I think I now have a better understanding of what the president and his supporters mean when they call Iraq a 'catastrophic success.'

-- Josh Marshall

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