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A Pretty Good Deal

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In General
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On August 14, 2015
The sound you hear is the continuing implosion of Jeb Bush. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said on Thursday during a campaign stop in Iowa that “taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal,” according to multiple reports. The Beast reported that Bush went on to say he didn’t want […]
I’ve been ruminating for a while about this John Judis column on lefty reluctance to engage in Syria.  Ali Gharib has a good response here, and Dan Trombly here; suffice to say that Judis mischaracterizes the anti-intervention coalition, and can’t provide any detail of what an appropriate intervention ought to look like. But I suppose […]

The Yellow Ribbon…

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In Robert Farley
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On December 13, 2010
Read this fantastic essay over at Best Defense. I meet a lot of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan through my work, as students, guest speakers, and through the various other interactions that allow a foreign policy MA program to function.  I can’t remember ever thanking a veteran for his or her service.  There may have […]

Aftermath…

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On October 27, 2010

I have some thoughts on the aftermath of the Wikileaks Iraq release over at World Politics Review: The release reaffirmed much that we already knew, including the high incidence of civilian casualties

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