"Baghdad at Sunrise" ends with a Manhattan cocktail party that Col. Mansoor attended after returning from Iraq. Upon learning that the hostess's teenage son had a strong interest in military affairs, Col. Mansoor suggested that he apply to West Point. "No, no, no!" the hostess replied. "He has much more important things planned for his life." Col. Mansoor aptly warns that if America's elites persist in that attitude, we may well lose our current wars -- and, in the longer term, our very civilization.
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