Rep. Cole: War in Iraq hurt the GOP politically

The war in Iraq cost the GOP politically, the former head of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) admitted this weekend.

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said that the war in Iraq was a war of choice, and one that became associated with Republicans, costing them a toll in the last two election cycles.

"The reality is that if you engage in a war of choice -- and Iraq was a war of choice -- it