Krauthammer's Brilliant Analysis:
Why Iraq Is Crumbling
"A republic, if you can keep it." -- Benjamin Franklin, upon leaving the Constitutional Convention, in answer to "What have we got?"
We have given the Iraqis a republic, and they do not appear able to keep it.
Americans flatter themselves that they are the root of all planetary evil. Nukes in North Korea? Poverty in Bolivia? Sectarian violence in Iraq? Breasts are beaten and fingers pointed as we try to somehow locate the root cause in America.
Our discourse on Iraq has followed the same pattern. Where did we go wrong? Too few troops? Too arrogant an occupation? Or too soft? Take your pick.