Abstract Musings

Documenting the random thoughts of a cluttered mind

Fight Over Flight

Fight Over Flight – Victor Davis Hanson analyzes the options available to the United States regarding its presence in Iraq

He comes to the conclusion that staying the course in fostering Democracy is the best alternative.

With elections and freedom accorded to the Shia and the Kurds, we must renew, not disavow, our efforts to help democratize the Middle East. Few here or abroad appreciate the implications of making a Kurd or a Shia equal to a Sunni. We are witnessing a monumental U.S. commitment to the perennial underclass of the Middle East, and such idealism should be appreciated for what it is–one of the most radical social and cultural upheavals since the American-sponsored emancipation of women in postwar Japan or our own civil rights movement of the 1960s.