Friday, August 19, 2005

TE Lawrence on Insurgencies

Past Peak has a great post on the last westerner to achieve regime change in Arabia. Go read it all, but the last line is "Or, to summarize: the US is completely screwed in Iraq."

1 comment:

odograph said...

Remember also the story of the Shah of Iran ... the US put him in (with seeming success) only to get blowback in the form of the hostage crisis decades later.

I opposed this war, in part, because I saw that as the example. I expect blowback from this operation for generations.