Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Andrew Bacevich on Iraq

Andrew Bacevich, a US Vietnam veteran and a contributing editor of The American Conservative, is professor of international relations at Boston University. He is the author of The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (Oxford, 2005).

This from an op-ed in The Australian.

In Iraq, the Bush administration is running out of troops and running out of money. It has manifestly run out of ideas. This troubling reality is unlikely to impress Bush. A man resembling the character Pyle in Graham Greene's novel The Quiet American in that he, too, is "impregnably armoured by his good intentions and his ignorance", the President won't give an inch.

But the President just may be on the verge of making himself irrelevant.

More at the link.
Tip to Elijah Zarwan whose surveys of news from the Middle East are indispensable.

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