Actually it's "Iraq War Phase 2." Phase 1 started more like 17 years ago.
Remember Desert Shield? Then Desert Storm? Then the questions, "why didn't they go all the way and get Saddam Hussein?"
Well, now we know. It may even be worse after Saddam, if that's believable.
The more USA tries to fix things, the worse things get, it seems like.
Road to hell is paved with good intentions, or maybe tainted intentions.
Part of the problem is petrodollars going to dictators over the years. Going to terrorist groups. Seems like the situation is tainted by world demand for oil with it's heightened concern about the Persian Gulf.
Can our economy survive an interruption of Persian Gulf oil, or do we have to make sure, at all cost, that this never happens?
To some extent, maybe we need to address these issues domestically, rather than so much through foreign policy.
What type of transit and pedestrian planning do our local governments have?
I know people who have traveled the world by jet plane, but still haven't figured out how to get across their own town using alternative transportation.
Our domestic situation taints the way we deal with the world. Better domestic planing can lead to better foreign policy.