My Changing Position on Iraq

For the convenience of readers, I thought I would list here my four posts detailing the reasons why I changed my position on the invasion of Iraq:

Part I: The Invasion of Iraq: A Change in My Position

Part II: The Invasion of Iraq: The Bush Administration’s Incompetence Reduces the Benefits

Part III: The Invasion of Iraq: The Obama Administration’s Failure to Check al-Maliki

Part IV: The Invasion of Iraq: The Unreliability of US Reconstruction Policy

Professor Rappaport is Darling Foundation Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism. Professor Rappaport is the author of numerous law review articles in journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the Georgetown Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  His book, Originalism and the Good Constitution, which is co-authored with John McGinnis, was published by the Harvard University Press in 2013.  Professor Rappaport is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he received a JD and a DCL (Law and Political Theory).

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  1. nobody.really says

    I thank Rappaport for his essays, and for demonstrating a willingness to reconsider — a rare capacity indeed.

    I also share many of Rappaport’s conclusions. That said, I’m less inclined to lay blame on the Obama Administration for Iraq’s problems. But of course, my failure to adopt Rappaport’s perspective is largely Rappaport’s own fault. He wrote only four essays. Maybe if he’d written one more, it would have persuaded me. Ok, maybe two more. Maybe a surge of essays would have done the trick. We’ll never know — and that’s all because Rappaport decided to cut and run, snatching defeat from the jaws of potential victory. Oh, well — c’est la guerre.

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