Victor Davis Hanson on Iraq on National Review Online

Victor Davis Hanson on Iraq on National Review Online

Victor Davis Hanson is his usual masterful self, as he discusses the myths of the War on Iraq and the media’s distortions of reality. And he concludes with a great reflection that puts it all in pespective:

These are still perilous times. But if anyone on September 12, 2001, had predicted that 22 months later there would still be no repeat of 9/11; that bin Laden would be either quiet, dead, or in hiding; that al Qaeda would be dispersed, the Taliban gone, and the likes of a Mr. Karzai in Kabul; that Saddam Hussein would be out of power, his sons dead, and an Iraqi national council emerging in his place; that troops would be leaving Saudi Arabia, Arafat ostracized, and Sharon seeking negotiations; that new Middle East agreements under discussion—and all at a cost of fewer than 300 American lives—then he would surely have been written off as a madman.

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Domenico Bettinelli

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