Refute Me

Wednesday, December 22, 2004
The war in Iraq was hardly a "conservative" venture. The whole idea of "regime change" is quite contrary to conservatism, in that it is based on the radical and decidedly unconservative notion that age-old status quos can be forcibly upturned and that ancient societies can be conquered, subdued and re-engineered at the barrel of a gun.

The invasion was not launched in self-defense, but was rather a costly and overambitious attempt to remake the Middle East according to an unworkable Western design... A noble goal, perhaps, but an unfeasible one.