Friday, September 14, 2007

What's next

Let's check in with Patrick Buchanan, who is pretty sharp on foreign policy, although wrong on nearly everything else. Hell even his foreign policy rightness is based on isolationism, which I don't agree with. But he's not wrong in this analysis.
As for the "cakewalk" crowd that accused opponents of the war of lacking in patriotism, they never repented their demagoguery. Despite the pre-invasion propaganda they pumped out about Saddam's awesome weapons and ties to 9-11, or their assurances that U.S. troops would be welcomed with candy and flowers, like Paris in '44, and their prediction that a democracy would arise in Iraq to which Islamic nations would look as a model, they have never been called to account.

Now they are back with a new enemy for America to attack.

This time the target is Tehran -- and once again, they have the ear of this most ideological and unreflective of presidents.
It is depressing to find myself wondering if we as a nation have learned anything from the Iraq debacle. I am forced to conclude that maybe we haven't.

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