Obama Is Picking Targets in Iraq and Syria While Missing the Point
"We are now living in what we might as well admit is the Age of Iraq," New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks recently wrote. There, in the Land of the Two Rivers, he continued, the United States confronts the "core problem" of our era -- "the interaction between failing secular governance and radical Islam."
Brooks is wrong. For starters, he misconstrues the core problem -- which is a global conflict pitting tradition against modernity.