How many times has the Times used that opening sentence or something very close to it in an article to describe the Iraq quagmire, failure, etc? Sheesh. The Gray Lady is going senile.
The Times and their liberal cronies want the war to be lost...they hate pres. Bush more than they love their country. Why was the Balkan adventure not a 'quagmire'...we basically helped our enemy who are now busily unleashing jihad on the West.