The Dream is Over

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Israel attack on Beirut, Lebanon

It was a beautiful dream… overthrow Saddam Hussein and liberate Iraq, spread love and democracy throughout the Middle East, a region transformed. Arabs would unite, oil would be flowing: Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, together with Christians, even Jews, would live in perfect harmony under the ideals of the founding fathers… American-style.

But somehow, reality doesn’t quite match up. Today, with Lebanon in flames, Israel at war on multiple fronts, Iran brandishing its nuclear weapons, and Baghdad, a ceaseless killing field, the dream is a distant wonder, a figment of the neocon imagination.

Yes, the dream is over, and the nightmare rages on.