American troops in Al-Ferdous square in Baghdad.(Markus Matzel/ullstein bild/Getty)
In interviews over the past two weeks, 2016 hopefuls are facing a hypothetical question on the Iraq War: "knowing what we know now" would they have authorized the 2003 invasion? But James Fallows of The Atlanticsays that's the wrong question because it suggests the decision to go into Iraq came down to faulty intelligence. Fallows talks to Brooke about the better questions to ask candidates about the war and how to really learn from historical mistakes.
Excerpt: "For misleading the American people, and launching the most foolish war since Emperor Augustus in 9 B.C sent his legions into Germany and lost them, Bush deserves to be impeached and, once he has been removed from office, put on trial along with the rest of the president’s men. If convicted, they’ll have plenty of time to mull over their sins." War historian Martin van Creveld is the only non-U.S. author whose writings are obligatory reading by America's Officer Corps."