2/21/17

Finally ...

Finally ... Ol' Heel Spurs does something reasonably on point. Perhaps someone with an adult perspective is finally able to influence through the whackery.


The book they are all raving about is readily available on Amazon. It adds weight to such other works as "A Bright Shining Lie" and "Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia" and "An American Ordeal: The Antiwar Movement of the Vietnam Era," among others.
I'd like to know what McMaster thinks of Ricks' "Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq."

McMaster likes quoting Thucydides, who, along with Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes, are regarded as the 'founding fathers' of political realism.

This would be a refreshing change from the Pollyanna-ish perspective of the last eight years.

I'm not willing to give Ol' Heel Spurs any credit in this, other than twitching to the puppet master and agreeing to it. I suspect it went like this:

"I picked H.R cuz he's smart, and reads books and stuff, and likes to quote this old dead Greek Thooseeseeds. I knew an old Greek, one time, who had a Hero stand over on 43rd Street. This is bigly!"