I gave up on Barnett. He is brilliant and he has no hesitation to remind you about it.
But, he does not understand Islam and the Middle East. He was trained as sovietologist and he thinks that the Iranian mullahs are cynical apparatchiks who think there is no god nor any afterlife, not messianic jihadis, who thirst for paradise.
I don't care what Mr. Barnett thinks about the mullahs.
He understands Marines.
..."wants to dig a hole, then kill something..."
I am going to sit through this again with my wife.
Exit, STILL laughing....