Sunday, August 27, 2006

America Tightly Lashed To Iraq: The Sinking Ship

I never asked to have the USA umbilically attached to Iraq. Did you?

"Let's not cut and run," but really, how do we cut the chord without bleeding to death ourselves? Step One: Vote the bastards out in November. Certainly, it can't get any worse by doing so:
No one has an endgame for Iraq. No one offers any magic bullets against stateless terrorists undeterred by conventional military power, or the dangerous regimes in Iran and North Korea that many believe to be bent on nuclear arms. The United States now faces a set of bad options -- or, at best, a deeply chastened view of the limits of American power.

By many measures, the United States is weaker and its enemies stronger than before the 2003 Iraq invasion, the experts say.
Well, now, how did we get here? More importantly, how do we get out?

1 comment:

Vigilante said...

Just maybe we need to get out of Iraq before it becomes attached umbilically like we are to Israel, and like Israel is umbilically attached to the West Bank.

Huh? What do you think? Do we really need these two additional states?

I think 50 is a nice and suitably round number, myself.