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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S BEEN WRONG WITH OUR POLICIES IN IRAQ AND ESPECIALLY AFGHANISTAN?

Today's Buggy Topic

It unfolds, as usual, at Economist's View, where six lengthy buggy posts deal with more than just what the subject-title says here.   Three of the prof-bug posts deal directly with defense spending by the USA government, attacked by the usual suspects in the thread with lots of venom.  They are data-filled, look at defense spending as both a percentage of GDP and of federal budget spending since WWII and down to the present-day.

What Else Then?

Well , the remaining three posts tackle the ideological inanities of left-wing critics of American policies in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere where US military forces are deployed.  Prof bug then looks, among other things, at what's been sound in our policies toward Afghanistan and Iraq, but also where we have gone astray.  In the process, our buggy guy dissects the morally monstrous apologia for terrorists and dictatorships that not only exist today toward our opponents there, but go back to the 1930s.

There is nothing wrong with criticizing US foreign or military policies.  What seems intellectually and morally bankrupt are the apologies offered by certain left-wing types for 80 years now.

Click here for the bugged-out stuff