King George III lost America because of hubris and a failure to be guided by reality and the discipline of sound governance. The same failures plague America’s efforts in Iraq.
The doors and drawers of Congress are opening and closing briskly as the Democrats prepare to take power from the Republicans in January. On the other side of the world, Iraq’s government moves closer to collapse. It is anyone’s guess which will occur first. In the same length of time as America has been in Iraq, it helped to liberate Europe from Nazi clutches and secure freedom for millions. In Iraq, its involvement has unseated a tyrant but in the process thrown that nation into the jaws of anarchy and civil war. (more…)