Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Another Ph.D. who feels the US is the enemy

'The United States needs to lose this war in Iraq as soon as possible. Even more urgently, the whole world needs the United States to lose the war in Iraq.'

Author Gwynne Dyer explains how we havent grasped that the world has changed, that we aren't living in our old superpower world anymore, one in which we are the leader of the forces of light against the evil dark powers of communism.

Nor are we, in fact, even a military superpower in the way we like to think we are; in reality, our military machine can only be used by weak countries.

As he notes, 'War with a serious opponent would lead to a level of American casualties that the US public would not tolerate for long.

Dr. Dyer was born during World War II and has served in the US Navy as well as Canada and Great Britain's. He has university degrees from all three countries and a Ph.D. in miliary and Middle Eastern history.

(part of a longer book review)

Reminds me of why the Japanese were going to bury our economy books written in the 80s. Nonetheless, he joins ranks with W. Churchill for belonging to the US delenda est club. But then, he lives in London, so maybe his world view is a bit scrambled.

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