The Disaffected Lib: Washington’s Quagmire Mentality

When it comes to Iraq, or the rest of the Middle East for that matter, America is operating on a number of assumptions rooted in fantasy.  These false assumptions ensure that America will keep getting itself trapped in quagmire. Andrew Bacevich, former US Army commander turned academic, knows a good deal about Iraq.  The Columbia ...

The Disaffected Lib: Obama Doesn’t Have a Clue

Barack Obama has a mess on his hands in Iraq and has no idea what to do to clean it up.  And so he falls back on neo-America’s default option – bomb it. Retired US Army commander turned academic, Andrew Bacevich, offers some insights that reveal how hapless – and hopeless – American policy toward ...

The Disaffected Lib: A World of "More"

I know there are many good, thoughtful, well-intentioned, intelligent, generous. honourable, even noble Americans.   I also know there are not nearly enough of them.   They don’t hold sway in their homeland which is genuinely, deeply unfortunate for America and for the rest of the world. America is the linchpin that holds fast the chains of expansive ...