September 8, 2013

Who Will Win: Hobbes, Khomeini or Jefferson?

Tom Friedman, New York Times

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I keep reading about how Iraq was the bad war and Libya was the good war and Afghanistan was the necessary war and Bosnia was the moral war and Syria is now another necessary war. Guess what! They are all the same war.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Bosnia, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini


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