Clone Wars: The Replication of Ruin From Iraq to Somalia
The rough beast that is George W. Bush’s Terror War replicates itself with remarkable fidelity. Each new monstrosity it brings forth exhibits the same markings, the same structure: a weak, corrupt client regime maintained in office by the occupation army of a foreign power, in brutal conflict with an ever-growing opposition led by — but not limited to — religious sectarians. And each replication produces the same results: chaos, ruin, atrocity, suffering, repression and the spread of violent, virulent extremism.
This has been the pattern in all four of the Terror War’s