Americans famously don’t know much about history, but the willingness to ignore the immediate decade-plus of failure and plunge back into the fog of war without any clear articulation of national interests, exit strategy, or even obvious battle plan borders on the criminally insane.
This is true. But even if Obama did – or Bush had – come up with a definition of victory, an articulation of national interests, an exit strategy, and a solid battle plan, Nick Gillespie, who wrote the above, would still oppose the effort with every fiber of his being. Because Libertarianism. Which is nothing more than a thin veneer over his bone-deep, suicidal pacifism.