Monday, June 27, 2005

The C-word

Bloomberg: "Bush's Credibility on Iraq Undercut by Violence, Slow Progress."

To reiterate: in terms of the geopolitics and ethical metanarrative, the Iraq War could scarcely be more different from the Vietnam War; but in terms of the domestic American politics of the two wars, the parallels are becoming ever more evident.

Much as the Vietnam War effectively destroyed mid-century American liberalism at the very moment of its ascendency, so the Iraq War seems set to destroy contemporary conservatism.

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