Years of effort by American occupiers intent on creating a new Iraq out of the ruins of the old produced little of value and next to nothing that has lasted. Yet even today, in Washington the conviction persists that trying harder might somehow turn things around.
What happens to a war in the absence of coherent state policy?
Prosecutors announce Thursday they will not pursue investigation or charges despite acknowledging Israel likely committed war crimes.
American violence is so ongoing and continuous that we barely notice it any more.
The goal of Boxer, Reid and other members of Congress appears to be to undermine the Fourth Geneva Convention and other international legal principles protecting non-combatants.
How to make a terrible situation worse in thirteen short years of war, death, lies and corruption.