Prof Mansur makes the point that this west must continue their battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. I agree with Prof Mansur. This is a battle for freedom.
The suicide bombings in Baghdad lately are part of the orchestrated campaign by the enemies of freedom in the region to wreck Iraq’s evolving democracy.
There should be no mistaking, as we witness this continued violence in Iraq, that a mortal struggle between freedom and tyranny is being waged there, and across the core of the Arab-Muslim world between the Nile and the Indus.
It was a matter of time before this struggle would erupt and shake the world as it has since 9/11. And it is a weak sense of history that suggests the West could have avoided being embroiled in this fateful struggle.
“History is not a random sequence of unrelated events,” wrote William Manchester, historian and biographer of Winston Churchill. He continued, “Everything affects, and is affected by, everything else. Only time can sort out events. It is then, in perspective, that patterns emerge.”
The separate histories of the West and the East over the centuries gradually became inseparably linked, with each side holding itself as a mirror to the other.