Re: Victor Davis Hanson, Aug. 15, Dont know much about history:
I typically dont read Victor Davis Hansons commentaries due to their being bombastic, duplicitous, and filled with illogic.
VDH assails Obama for his lack of understanding of history when he writes, An ignorance of history also creates the same sort of self-imposed exile, leaving us ignorant of both what came before us and what is likely to follow.
VDHs convenient memory loss doesnt recall that W had the historical evidence necessary to decide NOT to go to war with Iraq but chose to ignore it.
As Robert Fisk wrote in Iraq, 1917: They came as liberators but were met by fierce resistance. Humiliating treatment of prisoners and heavy-handed action further alienated the local population. A planned handover of power proved unworkable. Britains 1917 occupation of Iraq holds uncanny parallels with today and if we want to know what will happen there next, we need only turn to our history books
That administrations fact-checking errors led to the death of more than 4,400 service men and women; the maiming of tens of thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines; and trillions in graft, corruption, rehabilitation and material costs.