Tuesday, January 27, 2004

I have no doubt, that in a time that is not very long, people (here in the US) will look back at Bush's war in Iraq and regard it as huge debacle; far worse than a blunder (which reminds one of the famous saying by Napoleon's foreign minister, Charles de Talleyrand , when he described one criminal act as: "Worse than a crime, it was a blunder."). Apparently, Dick Cheney had (before the war) arrogantly expressed the view that: "Once we have victory in Baghdad, all the critics will look like fools," (and this according to a new book published in UK. And who look like fools now? The US is stuck, thanks to Bush. If the US stays it will lose; and if the US withdraws it will lose too. The US now will have to figure out how to handle this inevitable rise of religious fundamentalism and fragmentation in Iraq.