March 05, 2008
Twilight Zone Analysis & Iraq
Reading this opinion piece from a former Bush Admin figure, I was almost impressed by the sheer, naked audacity of the argument:
If we continue to build on these developments, the Iraq war, once thought to be a colossal failure, could turn out be a positive and even a pivotal event in our struggle against militant Islam. Having paid a high cost in blood and treasure and having embraced the wrong strategy for far too long, we stayed in the fight, proving that America was not the “weak horse” Mr bin Laden believed it to be. Having stayed in the fight, we may prevail in it. The best way to subvert the appeal of bin Ladenism is to defeat those who take up the sword in its name.
We are a long way from winning in Iraq. It remains a traumatised nation and the progress made can be lost. But the trajectory of events is at last in our favour and a good outcome is within our grasp. If we succeed it will have enormously positive effects beyond Iraq.
Posted by The Lounsbury at March 5, 2008 02:35 PM
Filed Under: US Foreign Policy
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Someone needs to tell that schmuck the definition of chutzpah: the man who, on trial for murdering both his parents, pleads mercy on the court because he is an orphan.
Posted by: Eva Luna at March 5, 2008 05:04 PM
Or; by setting loose the beast, we have taught everyone to be afraid of it.