Thursday, April 18, 2013

Right About Iraq

The American Conservative 's Jon Basil Utley asks us "in the year of the war’s 10th anniversary [to] remember that there were plenty of voices exposing the lies, incompetence, ignorance, and arrogance of those who favored starting unending wars in the Muslim world — The Untold Story of Antiwar Conservatives. It was about this time that I discovered, much to my delight, that I was a paleoconservative, and had really always been one.

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Blogger Francis-Xavier said...

In politics, as in science, it is necessary to measure the correct things if one is seeking meaningful results.

If you look at the invasion of Iraq from the perspective of the average American, it definitely was a big failure. But if you look at it through the perspective of strategists in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, it was a resounding success, as it is if you look at it through the perspective of the gigantic oil companies like ExxonMobil.

Just as in medicine little good happens if you don't get the diagnosis right, it may be better to talk about the spectacularly successful invasion of Iraq, just not for the people paying the bills.

Utley, by the way, is mistaken about the children's Crusade; they were not children but servants Struggling to make ends meet.

The medieval German words for boy and servant are the same; medieval chroniclers made children of the servants,, so as to not give other disaffected people who might have thoughts of smiting people other than Musulmans, ideas.

Medieval political correctness.

April 21, 2013 at 6:32 AM  

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