Presidential Hopeful Martin O'Malley Hails US Role in Controversial War

Another presidential candidate is waffling what he would do about a war of choice launched by a previous administration that ended with mixed results. The past few news cycles have been dominated by Jeb Bush’s waffling on Megyn Kelly’s question “Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion [of Iraq]?” in an interview on Monday night. Eventually Bush conceded on Thursday that, in hindsight, “I would not have gone into Iraq”.
One likely 2016 presidential candidate, the former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is a well-known War of 1812 buff but, emulating Jeb Bush, he refused to take a stand on whether, knowing what we know now, he would support James Madison’s decision to declare war on Great Britain in 1812.
However, he was very happy with the way the war ended. O’Malley told the Guardian in a statement: “Not sure I’d start it again but we would sure as heck finish it again.”



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