William Pfaff has a good piece in the Herald Tribune today. It seems that the neo-conservatives in the US are already celebrating the victory of US forces in Iraq. The American Enterprise Institute sounds like a strange organisation. One official is quoted as saying “an epochal war…Iraq may turn out to be a war to remake the world order”.
Michael Leeden appears to be taking a leaf from the book of Philip Bobbit, The Shield of Achilles. Bobbit theorises about ephocal wars, and the future of state-nations, their becoming ‘market states’. From my reading of the book, Bobbit coined the phrase ‘epochal war’, along I think with Sir Michael Howard. Interesting if they are taking some ideas from Bobbit though.