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The War Lobby Believes Washington Should Represent Everyone Except Americans

David Brooks, a onetime conservative editor at Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, long ago joined the Pretorian Guard for American progressive internationalism and backed its advance around the globe through war. "For most of the past century, human dignity had a friend – the United States of America," he argued last week.

In his view, the U.S. selflessly promoted peace, prosperity, and democracy throughout the world. But tragically, he related, "then came Iraq and Afghanistan, and America lost faith in itself and its global role – like a pitcher who has been shelled and no longer has confidence in his own stuff." Apparently, it was nothing that Washington did. A little miscue or two, a few snide comments from critics, a tragic loss of self-confidence, and the US gave up its divine mission to move humankind ever forward to nirvana.

If only the world had recognized George W. Bush’s inherent genius, the latter might have stayed "on the field," as Brooks put it. Presumably first to invade Syria and Iran as Bush’s most fervent supporters wished. Said Neocon propagandists at the time, "real men go to Tehran."

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