Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunken Cost Logic Did Not Justify Staying in Iraq and It Doesn't Justify Going Back

America: Stay Out of Iraq (Benjamin H. Friedman) from the National Interest
"The major reason using force to defend Iraq’s government is a bad idea is that it always was. Advocates of going into Iraq, like advocates of staying in Iraq in past years, tend to employ sunk costs logic, where the pursuit of a good idea before somehow makes it sensible now. Invocations of dead and wounded Americans’ sacrifice give such thinking added resonance but do not make it sensible."

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