…because three universes over, we’d (we being at least me, Glenn Reynolds, and I think probably Harry Turtledove*) be in the universe where it was the two-year anniversary of our ignominious cutting and running from the GWOT, courtesy of then-Senator Barack Obama’s Iraq war De-Escalation Act of 2007. And while there might have been some exceptionally bleak, bitter humor in watching said alternate President Obama explain why his signature legislation had created nothing but a miserable failure of a terrorist haven state, I’m much happier to have won this one instead.
PS: I spent a few minutes trying to figure out how to express my utter contempt for the antiwar movement for conspiring to win American elections by trying to throw Iraqi bodies on the fire – but just saying so works just fine, doesn’t it? So: Not In Your Name.
*Interesting interview here.