Hillary Clinton learned from her Iraq blunder. Republicans haven't.

George W. Bush's Iraq adventure was a disaster — and that's something today's GOP still doesn't seem ready to fully accept

Hillary Clinton
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This time around, count Hillary Clinton out of any U.S. military action in Iraq.

She would "absolutely not" send ground troops to stabilize the dissolving country, she says. The 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner would even be cautious about airstrikes. "I would not support any action unless there was a very clear understanding of what [Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki would or wouldn't do, who was running the army, and what third parties were going to be involved," Clinton said.

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