Living in Infamy
Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote a noteworthy article this weekend in the Los Angeles Times about America’s decision to go to war in Iraq.
We are at war again — not because of enemy attack, as in World War II, nor because of incremental drift, as in the Vietnam War — but because of the deliberate and premeditated choice of our own government. Now that we are embarked on this misadventure, let us hope that our intervention will be swift and decisive, and that victory will come with minimal American, British and civilian Iraqi casualties. But let us continue to ask why our government chose to impose this war….