I think we're at our "Walter Cronkite says we can't win" moment with the press and Iraq. I watched the news shows on Sunday, and it was pretty clear that most of them, especially the roundtable on "Meet the Press," have already accepted that the war is a lost cause. The mainstream media have never been particulary interested in why we might be there and certainly not in reporting any news that might make the case for war. But what if they're wrong? I don't agree with everything Wilson says, but it would help if we at least got both sides of the story:
We have created a balance of power in the Middle East in which no regime can easily threaten any other. In doing this, we and our allies have followed a long tradition: We worked to prevent Imperial Germany from dominating Europe in 1914, Hitler from doing the same in 1940, and the Soviet Union from doing this in 1945. Now we are doing it in the Middle East.