Glenn Reynolds quotes:
SPENGLER: “If Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin were president of the United States, would Iran try to build a nuclear bomb? Would Pakistan provide covert aid to al-Qaeda? Would Hugo Chavez train terrorists in Venezuela? Would leftover nationalities with delusions of grandeur provoke the great powers?”
Let me rephrase the question: If George W. Bush hadn’t abandoned his tough policy toward Iran, Syria and the Palestinians, would leftover superpowers with delusions of restored empire invade their independent former provinces?