I recently wrote some thoughts as I was reading through (for the second time, I think), Henry Kissinger’s recent book, World Order.
Although Kissinger doesn’t say so, I believe he thinks President Obama lost a war that had already been won, even though he had reservations about the nation building there and perhaps in the war itself. Kissinger does give high praise to President George W. Bush regarding his courage during a difficult time after 9/11. I agree with Kissinger in praising President George W. Bush.
I think the main problem in Iraq, which has yet to be solved, should have been handled by President Obama. A state of force should have been established to allow Iraq to evolve into a stable, robust democracy.
I believe, as President Bush did, that we should aim for a world full of democracies, freedom, and free enterprise. But I believe unless we are on the defense, non-violence should be our method of ridding the world of dictators and the lack of freedom.