O’Malley Is Wishy-Washy on the War of 1812

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Martin O’Malley, via Twitter.

At the same as Republican presidential hopefuls have been stumbling over the question of whether the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was a mistake, Democrat Martin O’Malley was evasive in response to a similar question about the War of 1812.

As the Baltimore Sun reports, O’Malley, an 1812 buff, was asked point blank: in hindsight, should President James Madison have declared war on Great Britain? And just as the GOP candidates have mostly tried to distance themselves from a controversial war while refraining from trashing George W. Bush, O’Malley conceded that 1812 was less than a slam-dunk while falling short of second-guessing Madison.

And that, my friends, is called politics.



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