A relief in Naqsh-i-Rustam shows the Persian King Shapur I gloating after humiliating three Western Emperors (Gordian III, Philip the Arab and Valerian).
If history repeats itself - Which of these is representative of Barack Obama and the American military?
Didn't the Parthian armies rout the West by utilizing gorilla warfare and their understanding of the local terrain?
Didn't the Sasanian armies take advantage of their relationships with China to fend off the West?
Apparently Dubya made the age old mistake of overestimating the value of strength.
I'm all for cheap gas but...
What are we even trying to accomplish in the Middle East?
Is it even worth the cost?