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Who failed "politically?"

Reader comment on item: What If the United States Had Not Invaded Iraq

Submitted by Lee D. Cary (United States), Sep 11, 2005 at 17:19

Again, Daniel Pipes is clear and accurate. I only question one notion, and then only partially do I question it.. "The Bush administration succeeded militarily but failed politically." I'm thinking that history will record that Bush's major failure was militarily, in not knowing how to fight an insurgency war. And, that it was old, continental Europe (read France and Germany) along with Russia, that failed politically. Russia and Germany were the 20th century hosts for the two greatest murduring tyrants in the history of the globe. France lost its collective will and courage in WWI and became an enabler of Nazi tyrany. I've never understood the notions that promotes these three nations as bastions of international wisdom. Bush's alleged political failure was, I believe, largely their failures. And, in regard to the EU's fools errand to get Iran to not go nuke, we're watching them do it again. I believe the divide that Dr. Pipes attributes to the war in Iraq was, like a fault line in the earth, there all along, and the current earthquake is only its expression, not its cause.

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