...are doomed to repeat it?
Regardless of your opinion of President Obama's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, I hope you will acknowledge that it is the place where America's war effort should have been focused over the majority of this decade. That is not to say that a war in Iraq has crippled the opportunity for America and her allies to "win" in Afghanistan, but it does suggest that our nation would like not be as divided about war if other choices had been made by other administrations.
More germane to today, it also is not fair to compare any war to another; however, it is inevitable that will happen as the media, Democrats, Republicans, think tanks and other agencies weigh in on how the "surge" in Afghanistan is working. The comparison to Iraq is going to happen. So too will there be comparisons to previous nations who invaded Afghanistan.
Keep an open mind to all of this.