FollyTranslated that means: Historians will, with objectivity and detachment, write the history books but in the case of Iraq, we're going to give them a not-so-gentle helping hand.
U.S. can't dictate future
Perspectives from historical scholars are critical to understanding current events, especially the growing U.S. disaster in Iraq. (link) [my emphasis]
They then go on to cite some quack who claims to be a "military historian and analyst," and offer the following:
Jeffrey Record, a military historian and analyst, warns that continued U.S. military interventions in small countries will prove that America cannot dictate the future of other nations.That bit of "history" will come as a welcome surprise to the former rulers of:
- The Philippines
... these just came off the top of my head.
This expert's opinion may not hold up under close scrutiny but, in the case of the Gazette, it's always the passion that counts anyway.