Friday, November 02, 2007

The calamity of Iraq has not even won us cheap oil

"Although 'the judgment of history' has a sonorous ring, it doesn't necessarily require the long gestation that phrase might imply: sometimes there's no need for the owl of Minerva to hang around waiting for the sun to go down. When one eminent historian, Sean Wilentz of Princeton, pronounces bluntly that George Bush the Younger is 'the worst president in American history', and another, Tony Judt of New York University, calls the Iraq war 'the worst foreign policy error in American history', not many of us will argue with them." —Geoffrey Wheatcroft

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