|AN OUTSIDERS VIEW|
American troops are greeted on foreign soil as saviors and then quickly despised as occupiers. The United States triumphantly declares a victorious end to the war, even as bitter fighting continues. Allegations of torture fill the newspapers, horrifying and transfixing the country.”
Iraq, right? Wrong. The quotation comes from a review by Candice Millard in the New York Times on Feb. 17, and the country in question is the Philippines, the book under review being Gregg Jones’ Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America’s Imperial Dream.
“On nearly every page,” says Millard, “there is a scene that feels as if it could have taken place during the Bush and Obama administrations rather than those of McKinley and Roosevelt.”.... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune