The Word from Tim Burke and Jacob Levy ...
The Bush administration, especially, but we all need to take note when Tim Burke says this and Jacob Levy says that. See also: the discussion at Crooked Timber. We have utterly squandered the empathy of the world after 9/11 and, given what we know about the history of occupying powers, it is foolish to think that we might have, with overwhelming power, marched our troops into Babylon, occupied its torture chambers, and not have become ourselves the torturers.
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Oscar Chamberlain - 5/7/2004
Amen to Tim for once again stating what need's to said in a clear voice.
Let us, for just a quick moment, concede that Bush was right on the "big picture." Why keep him now?
If a general was right about the need to wage war but proved incompetent in the field, would we keep him?