Here we are, a year after Bush announced the Surge. Brave men and women have fought and died and many parts of Iraq have settled down, but the flaccid influence of America continues to slowly stir the morass of dysfunctional politics around the world.
Instead of being a banner of freedom we have become the hammer of destruction. It’s like slamming a country over the head, and when it raises its bruised and beaten face, Uncle Sam says, “See? I told you freedom wasn’t free.”