Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

op-ed piece of the year — from a reaganite, no less  §

*** WHAT HE SAID *** <<-- click!
A close second is Fisk (emphasis mine):

” Iran now has a clerical government again. So, to all intents and purposes, does Iraq (which was not supposed to end up with a democratically elected clerical administration, but that’s what happens when you topple dictators). In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood won 20 per cent of the seats in the recent parliamentary elections. Now we have Hamas in charge of “Palestine”. There’s a message here, isn’t there? That America’s policies–“regime change” in the Middle East–are not achieving their ends. These millions of voters were preferring Islam to the corrupt regimes which we imposed on them.

Also check out this piece, which may help to explain to a lot of confused people just why Saddam’s toppling was such a stupid idea — in doing it, we removed the one stable, secular component of the entire region.