As Republican pressure grows on a beleaguered president to become even more militarily assertive on a range of global issues from the Ukraine to the Levant, we all need to ask ourselves a few questions.
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This summer the rise of the American military empire and the reasons for winding it down was examined in a trio of books associated with the website TomDispatch.com.
It's not easy to run an empire with velvet gloves. At the same time, velvet imperialists who revel in touchy-feely values of mutuality and good governance are no good at dismantling empires.
What I found is that the Iraqis got almost everything they had pushed for, and the Bush administration got almost nothing of what they wanted.
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