January 10th, 2007

Chris Keeley

The horse will be out of the barn by the time we get there,” Senator Kennedy replied. “The president

Love Among the Ruins

WASHINGTON

It isn’t really a romance turned sour, because it was never sweet.

The American military’s cocky heroes were supposed to sweep in and carry off a poor, grateful Iraq to security and bliss, like Richard Gere did Debra Winger in the finale of “An Officer and a Gentleman.” The strategy was: Love lift us up where we belong/Where the eagles cry/On a mountain high.

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