The Iraq War officially began 10 years ago. Since I began blogging 11 years ago this month, I am using the opportunity to revisit and repost key blog entries from back then that illustrate the evolution in my thinking. I was greatly influenced by so-called “war blogs” including DW and USS Clueless but I ended up disavowing the decision to go to war. I think regardless of how you came down on that decision back then, it is worth revisiting those arguments from a decade ago and seeing just how that debate unfolded. My introductory post in the series is here and my first post is here, and you can follow along with hashtag #iraq10.
I’d like to ask other bloggers like Dean who were pro-war to join this project and also repost their own arguments so we can get a fuller picture of the debate, a debate that I think we all made in good faith and which, with benefit of time, we can all learn from. This after all was the foundational event of the blogsphere itself.