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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Bush Doctrine

When the Arab Spring broke out a few Bush Apologists noted that this was the point of the Iraq invasion: Bring Democracy to the Middle East!!

As those democracies have proven to be problematic, with ties to Islamist groups that are hostile to Israel (the neo-cons one, true love), you don't hear nearly as much of this.

If you want to see the Bush Doctrine in action, look at Syria.  As Booman notes, when we toppled Saddam, we opened a chapter of sectarian violence in the Shi'ite Crescent that is currently ripping Syria to pieces.

Game Changer, indeed.

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