Esteem for US rises in Asia, thanks to Iraq war

THE US war in Iraq has strengthened its strategic position, especially in terms of key alliances, and the only way this could be reversed would be if it lost the will to continue the struggle and abandoned Iraq in defeat and disarray.

Greg Sheridan of the Australian writes an interesting and insightful analysis of a report by Mike Green, former Asia Director at the National Security Council and current Japan chair at Washington’s Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

Read the whole thing here.

Then read Muchelle Malkin’s post on this here.

Especially read through her applications of these lessons to the Western Hemisphere, in particular, Colombia.   She links to an excellent article by James Baker III (of whom I am not a big fan) who hits the nail on the head.

Dan Maloney

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