Foreign Relations

What’s Up in Iraq?

It would appear that the insurgency in Iraq heeded Southwest Airlines’ marketing campaign: “You are now free to move about the country.” Having captured, in broad daylight, the head of an Iraqi construction company, the insurgents have sent the clear signal to the Iraqi people, “We are in charge.”

The United States had an opportunity to destroy the resistance in April, May, and June of 2003. Instead, we chose to let them take their AK-47s and RPGs home to regroup, plot, and recruit. Hypersensitivity to world opinion doomed the post-war Iraqi plan.

War is for the ruthless. We stopped being ruthless after WWII–about the same time we stopped winning wars.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.