08/03/2005: Plenty of blame to go around....
A most excellent post by Juan Cole: Fisking the "War On Terrror".
One thing that Professor Cole notes, and that we should think long and hard about, is that the ultimate responsibility for the Mess in Mesopotamia goes all the way back to recently sainted late President Ronald Reagan, whose foreign policy fuckups got radical Islamism off the ground to begin with.
Granted, Dumbya Bush has taken foreign policy incompetence to breathtaking new heights. But he didn't invent it. Not by a long shot.
Thanks to Bryan at Why Now? for calling my attention to this (unfortunately, Prof. Cole's blog has slipped from my daily read list in a recent blizzard of work-related activity that's taking me away from other pursuits).
Len on 08.03.05 @ 07:08 AM CST