January 1, 2014
Nothing the US does will “save” Iraq, primarily because the purpose of US policy is decidedly not to save Iraq. And that was not and is not today the purpose of US policy. Rather, the purpose of Shrub’s invasion and occupation was to undermine Iraq as a functioning nation, just as it was and is the purpose of US in the Middle East to create chaos there for as long as is possible and regardless of the inhumanity of this policy. One should never underestimate, as Machiavelli reminded us, of the inhumanity of those we label today “realists.” To succeed, the prince must “learn to be able not to be good.” Link follows.
Happy New Year!