Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Some 'progressives' tell us that the United States has a duty to rescue Iraq from Saddam and lead its people to American standards of democracy and progress. They expect us to believe this will happen despite the fact that the last two attempts at nation building by the U. S., in Bosnia/Kosovo and in Afghanistan (see also here and here), have been abject failures. The obvious reason for these failures is that the Americans have not the slightest interest in improving the lot of the inhabitants of the countries that are their targets. The Americans just want to achieve their geopolitical goals and leave. The talk of improving the condition of the inhabitants of these victim countries is always just propaganda to appease the lefties, who are happy to find a rationalization to grab on to. 'Progressives' who claim that things will be different in Iraq are either stupid or disingenuous.