The carnage in Iraq: past, present, and future

LewRockwell.Com
by Robert Higgs

08/24/07

The headline of an August 22, 2007, article in the New York Times reads, ‘Citing Vietnam, Bush Warns of Carnage if U.S. Leaves Iraq.’ Readers with live brain cells must be stunned by such a warning. What, exactly, does President Bush imagine is happening every day in Iraq now? Does he envision scenes of social tranquility and cooperative harmony amid the peaceful palms of Mesopotamia? And what, one wonders, does he suppose was going on earlier in Vietnam, as the U.S. forces extended their unwelcome stay year after grisly year? At times, observing the president and listening to his speeches, one simply doesn’t know what to make of him. Is he actually as detached from reality as he appears to be? And do his handlers really believe that at this late date, the American people will take seriously the rhetoric his speech writers persist in putting into his mouth?

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