April 19, 2010 11:27 AM

Commentary: Does Iraq war resonate with U.S. citizens?

Six years ago, the conventional wisdom was that Ayad Allawi, then prime minister of the appointed Iraqi Interim Government, was a puppet of the United States. Last month, though, the Allawi-led Iraqiya alliance won, by a narrow margin, more parliamentary seats than any other coalition in national elections — and he may become the country's next prime minister. Indeed, as we look back at our years in Iraq, almost all of what once passed for conventional wisdom has been proven wrong.

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