Bolton’s Back, Baby! Or, Bumbling Towards Baghdad…

The neocons were a dangerous group, and their realignment of world power was exposed in the brutal deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan.  Bolton's dismissal of the United Nations decried an inflexibility incompatible with the real world (despite very real criticisms of effectiveness).  His tenure as National Security Adviser will be the whisperings of Iago into Trump's ear.  Fear.  Revenge.  Attack.

How to lose a war…

Afghanistan eats bombs. It eats rockets, too, and bullets, mortars, IEDs, RPGs, souls. Its hunger is immediate and insatiable, and while thrashing for more, it uncaringly kills men, women, children, foreigner, and local. Who taught this monster to crave flesh and gunpowder? We weren't the first--a history of conquest and cruelty map across the mountains and deserts--but we feed it, and in doing so only strengthen this beast.

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