October 24, 2012

America a Country United in Weariness

David Ignatius, Washington Post

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This rejection of what was described just a few years ago as the "long war" is something I hear from four-star generals and soldiers in the field, and it's increasingly evident in the public-opinion polls. Monday's debate ratified that America in 2012 wants to settle the conflicts it has and avoid new ones.

Even if Obama should lose on Nov. 6, this emerging consensus might well be his legacy. Just as Bush saw the country through the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, and took America into two long and...

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TAGGED: George W. Bush, 2012, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, United States, Iraq, Afghanistan

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