the problem with Dunn's analysis is that it only covers the sins of the left, and ignores any weaknesses or errors on the right. if a person reads the neocon's new american century manifesto, it is hard to think of anything but British imperialism. Brit imperialism wasn't all bad, but it is not necessarily the model that we should follow.
i initially thought the invasion of Iraq was the right course of action, but, to say the least, there have been some real errors in the non-military aspects of the war.
Dunn ignores all these factors, but they are part of why the American public turned against the war in iraq.
Of course DHogan...... however America resolve has been weakened from within to lengths that have caused failures since Viet Nam.... It takes a courages hero like Reagan to stand up to these obstacles such as his handling of the Cold War.
Had Bush Sr. moved in and finished Saddam in '91 we would not be here. Although I can not predict where we would be as the middle east is a mystery to most, I would bet we would be further down the road of struggle towards stablity over there. The pieces to that puzzle would be a little more complete.
But from within and abroad we caved into PC. Our resolve was weaken by what this article explains and it has been happening ever since.
Sometimes i feel the bigger enemy is from within our own borders, our own ranks. It is the political war that we fight here and with Europe our allies that determines our success in the middle east.
The table has been turned and those looking for AMerica's defeat are winning the race. What we can do is beyond me. Shall we wait till the left puts citizens in dire straights? Another attack is what I must hope for to shine the light on the naive public? We are in a awful place, a dangerous place. And only survival will motivate the masses to go forth in ending the cancer that lies in the desert of the middle east.....