Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Prison of the Present

May 09, 2006
The Prison of the Present
By Victor Davis Hansen

"Listen to the present televised hysteria. Too few troops! No, too many still there! The CIA is out of control! No, it is weak and irrelevant! The Iraq mess only empowered Iran! No, its democratic experiment is the best way to undermine that neighboring theocracy.

"Such frenzy of the 24-hour news cycle is now everywhere, as we are lectured that our victories over the Taliban and Saddam Hussein have caused as many problems as they solved."

Read the rest of this fascinating article comparing past wars with the current one here.