The worsening nightmare

The Power of Narrative
by Arthur Silber

08/15/07

The strongest criticism of the Iraq catastrophe is that it represents ‘the worst strategic blunder’ of the last hundred years. No one who is prominent in our national political life will say that it is a monstrous war crime. (Even that claim about Iraq is not true as things stand at present, although it might turn out to be accurate: for the worst ‘blunder’ of the last century, and setting aside the fact that our entrance into World War I was also a deliberate and carefully calculated decision, designed to maintain and expand the global power of the United States and England, you need to look to Woodrow Wilson. World War I and its aftermath set in motion the long series of events that led to World War II, the Cold War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the other occurrences that led to 9/11 — and to the present crisis. If the United States should attack Iran, then this period may very well represent the worst decisions in foreign policy of the last century, depending specifically on how events play out. But we don’t know that … not yet.)...

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