I just watched the CNN show on the 60s that dealt with the Vietnam War, and of course there was a lot about the domino theory. How did that work out? Well, Laos is a Marxist-Leninist state. Cambodia is a sort of communist state. Vietnam of course is still communist. Thailand never turned communist, nor did Burma (a different kettle of fish there), nor Singapore. What do the countries that are now communist have in common? We fought in all three of them. The ones that are not communist? We did not fight in them.
It also struck me that there are parallels galore between Vietnam and Iraq. The difference, is local, so to speak. Vietnam has a long long long history as a unitary state. Iraq is a fiction invented by European colonial powers.
_________________________ MACTECHubi dolor ibi digitus
That's the talk that if the dust every settles, it may well settle along more ethnic lines, with a Kurdish state, a Sunni state making up western Iraq and a big chunk of Syria, then a Shiite eastern Iraq. I wish that would be the end, but it wouldn't. Then there would just be more conflicts and wars and ethnic cleansing between these states. Such a mess.
More on the lines of what you were talking about - the Bush administration, after a few earlier rationales settled on jump starting democracy in Iraq and by extension the Middle East, but the Arab Spring happened independently of all of that. How many times will it take before we learn to leave well enough alone?
_________________________ We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle
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