Merchants of Despair

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    http://victorhanson.com/articles/hanson022505.html

    February 25, 2005
    Merchants of Despair
    by Victor Davis Hanson, National Review Online

    Much of the recent domestic critique of American efforts in the Middle East has long roots in our own past — and little to do with the historic developments on the ground in Iraq

    1. "It's America's fault." (detail in full article)
    2. "Americans are weak." (detail in full article)
    3. "They are supermen." (detail in full article)
    4. "We are alone." (detail in full article)
    5. Why? (detail in full article)

    A final prediction: By the end of this year, formerly critical liberal pundits, backsliding conservative columnists, once-fiery politicians, Arab "moderates," ex-statesmen and generals emeriti, smug stand-up comedians, recently strident Euros — perhaps even Hillary herself — will quietly come to a consensus that what we are witnessing from Afghanistan and the West Bank to Iraq and beyond, with its growing tremors in Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, and the Gulf, is a moral awakening, a radical break with an ugly past that threatens a corrupt, entrenched, and autocratic elite and is just the sort of thing that they were sort of for, sort of all along — sort of...
    ©2005 Victor Davis Hanson
     
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    Great find, AA. How perfectly worded, how absolutely on target.
     
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    You can always count of Victor Hanson to nail it. His blog is must reading for me.
     

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