Joe Carter has posted an interesting reflection on lessons learned from the Iraq war.  It’s a pessimistic rant on the character of US foreign policy, and not what you expect.   I’ve summarized his main points below, but go read the entire article, it’s good.

I no longer believe

  • that our reaction to the Vietnam War was an anomaly
  • that we can fight wars by proxy
  • that Arab nations are capable of sustaining liberal democracies
  • that America cares about genocide
  • that we have the will to win against global jihadism

Again, go read This I No Longer Believe: 5 Lessons Learned from the Iraq War