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Tor Krogius: Curious use of phrase for war in Iraq



Saturday, August 16, 2014
To the editor:

I recently read a column in your paper that said, “Barack Obama came to office in economic turmoil but at the end of a successful war in Iraq.” I was surprised to read this characterization of the war in Iraq. If I were ever to assume the office of president I would hope that fate not send me such an inaugural gift. Or, to put it another way, and with respect to Pyrrhus, I’m not sure that this country could survive another such success.

Tor Krogius
Northampton