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Fighting the Last War

Cary17 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 10:10 AM
Because Khadafi (old accepted spelling) was a cowed, defeated enemy who posed no threat to us or our interests anymore, and because of who it was who was attempting to (and who, with our help and overt support, suceeded), the Muslim Brotherhood. This is similar to what's happening in Syria now. Don't make the mistake of seeing everything in pure black and white. Sometimes your choice isn't between a "good guy" and a "bad guy" but between a "bad guy" and an "even worse guy." Right now, Obama is supporting pro Caliphate force at every turn, over independent dictators who are unwilling to turn over their nations to the new, unified pan-Muslim superpower which is currently being created.
In a fast-changing world, a common mistake is to keep fighting the last war.

For example, why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit.

For years after the 9/11 terrorist attack on America, Democrats hysterically bemoaned any military action, especially in Iraq. They claimed to have many precious objections, but the truth was, they thought we deserved the attack -- or at best, both sides were at...