Friday, January 12, 2007

More of the growing criticism of the surge

Zbigniew Brzezinski - Five Flaws in the President's Plan includes this observation which is simple yet powerful:
The speech reflects a profound misunderstanding of our era. America is acting like a colonial power in Iraq. But the age of colonialism is over. Waging a colonial war in the post-colonial age is self-defeating. That is the fatal flaw of Bush's policy.