Monday, December 26, 2005

Read Robert Kaplan's The Future of America -- in Iraq

LA Times: The future of America -- in Iraq by Robert Kaplan

IF YOU WANT to meet the future political leaders of the United States, go
to Iraq. I am not referring to the generals, or even the colonels. I mean the
junior officers and enlistees in their 20s and 30s. In the decades ahead, they
will represent something uncommon in U.S. military history: war veterans with
practical experience in democratic governance, learned under the most
challenging of conditions.

Read the rest.

I got the lead from Wretchard at the fine blog, the Belmont Club. In his post, Wretchard even invokes the St. Crispin's Day speech, as I have to describe the life experience our vets are having in Iraq.

- Eric

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