Hellblazer: Shorter Jonah Goldberg:

I have no logic for what we did. I have no explanation for why it was done. But drawing from my vast experience in prison, fictional westerns and third grade playground politics, I conclude we were completely justified in getting tangled up in this tarbaby called Iraq.

Actually, according to Realist theory, the international milieu–anarchy and all that–is very similar to prison, fictional westerns and third grade playground politics.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. JC says:


  2. Katewerk says:

    Then, of course, ther’es this more popular theory of politics….