Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This Day in the History of Second Wars
Labels: Gulf War II
The War against Mexico was concluded by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which, inter alia, resulted in the annexation by th eUnited Sates of what is now the sates of AZ, NM, UT, and CA. Not bad.
On the other hand, other than the Fraley Troika, what has the invasion of Iraq netted us? Other than the deaths of close to 4000 servicemen; the wounding of tens of thousands of servicemen; the deaths of tens if not hundreds of thousands of Iraqis; the internal and external displacement of millions of Iraqis; a major humanitarian crisis; the ultimate expenditure of trillions of dollars; the empowerment of Iran; increases in the price of petroleum way beyond what was likely to occur; and the degradation of American military forces--by this I mean the failure of junior and mid rank officers to re up togther w/ the failure of highly trained sargents to re up.
Christopher Hitchens notwithsatnding.
You and I are still paying off the debt from WW 2. Did you know that ?
Harry Truman, notwithstanding.
Mark, I'm laying off the WWII analogies. Apparently what was true in the 1940s is no longer true, according to the left.