We don’t need to add our commentary to the huge body of opinion already existing on the subject of Iraq. We all now know that the mission was a fool’s errand and that it wasn’t accomplished anyway. We know, too, that it cost trillions of dollars and got a lot of people killed. Nor do we need reminding that it destabilized the Levant. (We never thought it was very stable in the first place.) Still, we are looking on the bright side. The glass may be half empty for the US empire… but it’s filling up for its enemies.