by Victor Davis Hansen | July 28th, 2008 12:34 pm | Pajamas Media
He gives five reasons plus the final irony:
The hated George Bush is still around; Chirac, Schroeder, Villapin et al. are history. Iraq is secure. Iran is becoming isolated. North Korea supposedly is denuked. And America is reassuring a jittery Europe that we will stick by them in a world of bullying Russians and Chinese.