Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Jeanne Kirkpatrick on Iraq

So, the godmother of the neocon movement posthumously condemns the Iraq war. Ain't that a kick in the teeth?

On a personal note, I have dedicated much of my professional life to reconciling what I consider the twin goals of American foreign policy, and that is why President George W. Bush's decision to go to war has troubled me deeply.
... throughout history, if the single force of political stability in a region is removed without critical institutions in place to fill the resulting vacuum of power, the security of societies and their budding institutions will be precarious at best.

Unfortunately, what we face in Iraq today is a vacuum of power...

The administration's failure involved several issues, but the core concern is that they did not seem to have methodically completed the due diligence required for reasoned policy-making because they failed to address the aftermath of the invasion. This, of course, is reflected by the violence, sectarian unrest, ethnic vengeance and bloodshed we see in Iraq today.

Didn't do their homework, eh? And they covered so well...


Blogger The Truffle said...

Of course, she didn't speak up while she was still alive. Figures.

4/13/07, 1:03 PM  

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