VFR article published at Front Page
version of my article below
, “The Dream of Iraqi Democratization vs. the Reality of Iraqi Violence,” has been published at Front Page magazine
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 20, 2004 09:31 AM | Send
Dear Mr. Auster,
Your article posted on Front Page is excellent and makes a point that so many have missed..”the erection of a new government in Iraq presupposes the first law of all governments, that it have a monopoly on the use of force.”
The strongman strategy has been tried a number of times, including Saddam, and has been shown to fail in the long term. Power corrupts.
Nevertheless, I copied your article to the President, who seems to be struggling for a principle at the moment. Solid victory, over the jihadist in this case, is the principle that is proven to work.
All the best.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Yes, it is excellent. Encouraging is the lack of ad hominem comments denouncing Mr. Auster as a Bush hater.
If the strongman strategy fails in the long term, then our only option is partition.
The “multiethnic state” strategy has ben shown to fail in the long term as well, see Yugoslavia.