Archive | January 5, 2012

Persian Gulf Folly Redux (1987)

Following is a piece I wrote in 1987 on the Reagan administration’s idiotic intervention in the Persian Gulf. Versions of this piece appeared in USA Today and the Detroit News. JUST ANOTHER AMERICAN SITTING DUCK by James Bovard Sentimentality now appears to be the soul of Reagan’s foreign policy. From charging into the Persian Gulf […]

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The Folly of Attacking Iran

Listening to the half-witted ratcheting up of hostilities by both the U.S. and Iranian governments reminded me of this piece I wrote for the Future of Freedom Foundation in the wake of George W. Bush’s Iraq victory speech. It is difficult to detect a learning curve in Washington in the subsequent 7+ years. Instead, the […]

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