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The Lonely War

October 11, 2007

By Rich Lowry
The Washington Times and Townhall
Week of 8-12 October 2007

BAGHDAD — A war has probably never been so debated and so little understood as the one in Iraq. “The domestic political debate has nothing to do with what we’re doing here,” says one U.S. officer, in a representative comment offered not in a spirit of bitterness, but of cold fact.

This is the lonely war. No one cares about it as much or understands it as well as the men and women here on the ground, who feel — understandably — that they are the only ones even remotely engaged in the fight.

The U.S. government has never brought to bear its resources in a truly national effort to win….

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