The Iraqi campaign is one of the worst tactical mistakes in American history. Iraq has hobbled the military and thoroughly trashed our reputation with many allies who supported our attack on al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan. President Bush said our mission was to destroy weapons of mass destruction and to break the link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida; both propositions turned out to be false. We fell into al-Qaida's hands by invading Iraq, a completely foolish theater of war. It's become our Somme, akin to Hitler's and Napoleon's ill-fated marches into Russia. We're bogged down when our real enemies are in Afghanistan and the mountains of Pakistan. That's where our soldiers should be.