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Sunday, June 13, 2004

Cleaning Up Another European Mess

The U.S. has been busy cleaning up messes created by European powers for a long time now. WWI, WWII and even Vietnam (formerly known as French Indochina) - were the results of Europeans getting themselves into messes and not knowing how to clean up after themselves.

The mess that is the Middle East is yet another example. As a reminder to those who have forgotten, Israel was created because the Europeans (not just Germans) have an anti-Semitic streak a mile long and it was felt that the Jews (and everyone else) would be better off if they left Europe. Here's a little more history, not just on Iraq but on how European colonial ambitions and their aftermath have led us to where we find ourselves today.