I think in 10 years we will look back with that view....that the Iraq war was the decisive victory that weakened Al-Queda and eventually led to it’s failure as a terrorist group.
I ageee with your sentiment that in 10 years we will look back on Iraq as the decisive theater of operation that wins the long-term war for either us or them. I also believe that the choice of the next president will have a great impact on whose victory it is. With Mac, I'm confident the victory is ours. With Obama or Hillary, I just don't know either way... neither will want to go down in history as the president to lose the war, but then again neither has the combination of competence and policital willpower required to win a complex and confusing 4th generation war.
Agreed. And I think Fallujah was where the terrorists in Iraq were broken. We will look back at “the surge” the way we now look at the “Marianas Turkey Shoot,” but the real turning point was Fallujah in 04.