So how did the first post-Cold War crisis go? Operation Desert Sheild & Storm buried the Vietnam syndrome, for some, forever in the sand of the Middle East.
What about Operation Serbia? There was no operation Serbia? Why not? Serbia is engaged in the worst battle that Europe has seen sine the Nazis and Bush sends “a little food”. What’s up with that? Kuwait gets more military hardware/manpower than was devoted to Vietnam A&B claim and Croatia and Bosnia, defending themselves against Serbia get squat. Why?
Bush does have a banner day in terms of his popularity. 90%. The highest ever recorded, even higher than Jr’s after 9/11 I think (but I’d have to look that up/maybe you can) this despite the fact the we had helped arm Saddam Hussein, even helped him begin to develop a nuclear weapons program back in the 1980s, when we were also (secretly) helping Iran, who he was at war with.
Finally, as opposed to Fukuyama, A&B see the future rather darkly I think as ideology gives way to struggles over nationalism (this is what is behind the Serbia story) which they call THE great cause of instability, poverty and disorder in the world.