Monday, March 23, 2015

Many more such "successes" and we shall be completely undone

Preposterously, the Obama administration persists in claiming that Yemen is a model for success.

Update: Nobel Prize winning author V.S. Naipaul has a far more realistic view of radical Islam than anything emanating from the White House.


bruce said...

Naipaul hits the spot till he starts praising Saddam as 'holding Islamism at bay'. I don't know why people have now invented that fantasy. It was obvious at the time Saddam wanted to rule like a Caliph, and would certainly have embraced the present Islamist rise if he was able to lead it - he started with Kuwait but was testing the waters to see how far he could go, re-conquering India, Spain and the rest of the 'Dar'slam' was on his agenda, it just seemed more remote back then than it does now.

Why do people now think he would have refrained? Stupid dreamers.

bruce said...

"If only we'd left Saddam in Iraq" - one hears this bizarre bleat from Europeans on both left and right, the 'placate the dictators' crowd. But another group you'll hear repeating this revisionist fantasy are Israeli leftists - who really should know better!