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Yglesias » Shifting Attitudes Toward War
I think it’s quite noteworthy that if you compare the Vietnam War to Iraq and Afghanistan combined that we’ve had strikingly fewer American soldiers killed and strikingly fewer foreigners killed by American soldiers. George W Bush was way to the left of Lyndon Johnson in terms of tolerable levels of devastation to hail down on other people. The events of 9/11 led to a surge in nationalist and pro-violence sentiment, but the trajectory here over decades is downward. I don’t think that’s a trend that will inevitably continue, but there’s no particular reason to think it won’t, and people should be encouraged to see this as an area in which enormous progress has been made and where more work will be rewarded with more progress.
wars  vietnam  iraq  casualties  history  yglesias  sidebar 
march 2011 by HispanicPundit
Why Iraq Was Inevitable - Commentary Online
"reasons for going to war were right. The implementation was lousy."
Iraq  History  foreignpolicy  sidebar 
july 2008 by HispanicPundit
History News Network - Terrorists and the Left
Why the extreme left joins the terrorists in hating the USA.
foreignpolicy  liberalism  usa  History  Iraq 
january 2007 by HispanicPundit
Greg Mankiw's Blog: Ferguson Interview
"The great category error of our time is to equate radical Islamism with fascism. If you actually read what Osama bin Laden says, it's clearly Lenin plus the Koran. :"
History  foreignpolicy  Iraq  philosophy 
october 2006 by HispanicPundit

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