Saturday, February 24, 2007

Demolition of the Willing

This is the title of Christopher Dickey's new piece in Newsweek:
The backlash brought on by what we’ve seen since then runs so deep today that even reasonable policies become political poison once they’re branded pro-American. Thus bitter memories of lies and insults undermine legitimate efforts to restrain the Iranian nuclear enrichment program. They discredit efforts to encourage democracy, inevitably branded by dictators as an American import.
The Iraq war was lost before it began because the diplomatic and psychological policies on which it was formulated were incompetent and suicidal.

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