And valuable lessons for Syria.
Following the liberation of Baghdad, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote, “President George W. Bush has made a fatal change in the foreign policy of the United States. He has repudiated the strategy that won the Cold War—the combination of containment and deterrence … The Bush Doctrine reverses all that. The essence of our new strategy [...]
Gunmen Dressed As Iraqi Army Torture, Slaughter 24 Sunni Muslims South Of Baghdad – Is This How To Decide An Election?
This just in from the “I Can’t Tell The Good Guys From the Bad Guys” department – (photo of al-Maliki and Ahmadinejad above from Michelle Malkin’s website):
Gunmen wearing the uniforms of Iraqi army soldiers invaded a village south of Baghdad on Good Friday, rounded up at least thirty-one Sunni Muslims and killed twenty-four of them. [...]
Every movement has its moment of truth. At an “anti-war” teach-in at Columbia last week, Anthropology professor Nicholas De Genova told 3,000 students and faculty, “Peace is not patriotic. Peace is subversive, because peace anticipates a very different world than the one in which we live–a world where the U.S. would have no place.”
De Genova [...]
A few days ago I took issue with the idea that Obama’s Health Care Reform bill would be his “Waterloo” and suggested instead it would be a long, slow, grinding defeat more along the lines of Napoleon’s retreat from Russia. Nothing in the last twenty-four hours has dissuaded me from this view.
I appreciate this puts me [...]