Friday, February 09, 2007

War is Lost - a Definition

When I said in the last post that Iraq is lost - I meant the whole planting and nurturing the seeds of democracy portion. If we define it as getting and killing the Bathist Fascists - then it was won a couple years ago.

Maybe Bush overreached on the democracy thing. I, for one, was caught up in the romanticism of it.

And if we'd broken up the Bath apparatus and then got out to just let the nut jobber mooslims take over, would that be failure? Only if WWII was a defeat for us. After the war, the Soviets controlled half of Europe. France and most of the northern climes were commie symps. Spain was fascist until '75 - Greece was partially. In Asia, the whole of China went Commie.

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