Andrew Bacevich

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The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?

Will the Syria debate get Congress to take a hard look at U.S. policy in the Middle East? Don't hold your breath.

The Passing of the Postwar Era

Sometimes, just when you least expect it, symbolism steps right up and coldcocks you. So how about this headline for - in the spirit of our last president - ushering America's withdrawal from Iraq right over the nearest symbolic cliff: "U.S. empties biggest Iraq base, takes Saddam's toilet." They're talking about Victory Base, formerly - again in the spirit of thoroughly malevolent symbolism - Camp Victory, the enormous American military base that sits at the edge of Baghdad International Airport and that we were never going to leave.