Friday, December 16, 2005

On our current state of affairs 

America is doing very well, says VDH, and he's right on the facts.

One on specific point he mentions, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that thinks our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have made our military better than it was before:
The military isn’t broken. Unlike after Vietnam when the Russians, Iranians, Cambodians, and Nicaraguans all soon tried to press their luck at our expense, most of our adversaries don’t believe the U.S. military is losing in Iraq, much less that it is wise now to take it on. Instead, the general impression is that our veteran and battle-hardened forces are even more lethal than was true of the 1990s — and engaging successfully in an almost impossible war.
Battle-hardened veterans are always good to have. What other nation in the world has an army of battle-hardened veterans? Any? I can't think of one.

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