Tue – July 19, 2005
Josh Chafetz * of the Oxblog sends us to an article written by Johns Hopkins University Professor Eliot Cohen.
In it, Cohen is asked three questions, but it’s the last that gives plangent context to the first two:
You supported the Iraq war when it was launched in 2003. If you had known then what you know now, would you still have been in favor of it?
You are a military historian; what does the history of war have to tell us about the future of Iraq?
Your son is an infantry officer, shipping out soon for Iraq. How do you feel about that?
You owe it to yourself to see how he answers.
** Link gone – Ed.