If, as seems likely, Iraq succeeds, Republicans will be able to say it was in spite of the Democrats’ efforts. If, as remains possible, it fails, Republicans will be able to say it was because of the Democrats’ efforts.
What a bright and rainbow filled world he lives in. The GOP may well say that, but the remaining MAL control of history and Old Media means that the actual conventional wisdom is likely to be exactly the opposite, that
This is one of the key reasons that the Democratic Party and the MAL engage in such destructive and apparently non-sensical efforts — there are no consequences for them. One need only look at the Cold War or the Reagan Presidency to see how, if things don’t work out as the MAL predicted, they can simply way two or three decades then rewrite history to make themselves the good guys. Even specific events can be rewritten, such as the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Why not do whatever seems like a good idea at the time, with no concern for the consequences, if you can always memhole any mistakes?