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  1. George W. Bush: Invaded Iraq, wasted $500 billion, wasted thousands of American lives, did not kill Osama Bin Laden.

    Barack Obama: Killed Osama Bin Laden.

  2. Iraq was closer to $1 trillion, without a single bullet of it’s cost even budgeted for, much less paid for. This is the “fiscal conservatism” the AEI boasts about.

    Moreover this comment is being used as a wedge issue for the Jewish vote, but reflects stunning foreign policy ignorance:

    “And the scene of Democratic delegates booing the insertion of language asserting that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel back into the platform is a debacle that makes foreign policy a net loss for them this week.”

    The “booing” was probably not about Jerusalem, but no administraion, in principle, can advocate such a thing. Until final status talks make the status of such matters legal, the US can’t tell the world what it thinks the capital of Israel is, because no other nation on earth does either. Which is why almost every embassy and diplomatic staff are in Tel Aviv. No nation or international organization recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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